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Court Records under Richard Iii in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Richard III of England

Court Records under Richard III and Medieval Law

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Baigent, Francis J. A History of the Ancient Town and Manor of Basingstoke in the County of Southampton. London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co, 1889.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Covers the period 1390-1588 and includes copious selections from the court rolls.

Bateson, Mary, William H. Stevenson, John E. Stocks, and Helen Stocks, eds. Records of the Borough of Leicester Being a Series of Extracts From the Archives of the Corporation of Leicester. 4 Vols. London : Clay, 1899-1923.

Abstract: Volumes consist chiefly of extracts from the court rolls of portmoot, merchant guild, coroner’s court, borough court and other local courts. Contents: Vol. 1, 1103-1327; Vol. 2, 1327-1509; Vol. 3, 1509-1603; Vol. 4, 1603-1688.

Gross, Charles, ed. Select Cases Concerning the Law Merchant. 3 Vols. The Selden Society (SS), 23 for 1908, 46 for 1929, 49 for 1932. London: Quaritch, 1908.

Abstract: Vol. 1, “Local Courts” contains numerous extracts, with translations from the Latin records of Fair Courts from 1270-1638; Vol. 2, “Central Courts,” includes cases drawn from the Curia Regis rolls, the Assize rolls, the records of the Courts of King’s Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer, and Chancery proceedings, from 1239-1633, translated into English; Vol. 3, “Statutory Recognizances and Special Assizes,” is a supplementary volume which contains records of proceedings on statutory and official recognisances (Statutes Merchant and Statutes Staple) and a number of additional cases and documents concerning mercantile law.

Bibliographies of English Law History

  • Maxwell, William H. A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Volume 1: English Law to 1800. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1955-
  • Beale, Joseph H. A Bibliography of Early English Law Books. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1926.
  • Winfield, Percy H. The Chief Sources of English Legal History. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1925.


See Also

  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Detinue (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Pleas of the Crown (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Punishment (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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