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Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward I in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward I of England

Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward I and Medieval Law

Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward I and Legal History

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Adams, Norma, and Charles Donahue, ed. Select Cases From the Ecclesiastical Courts of the Province of Canterbury, C.1200 – 1301. The Selden Society (SS), 95 for 1978 & 1979. London: Selden Society, 1981.

Abstract: A selection of records of the church courts in England belonging to the dean and chapter of Canterbury. Part A contains the oldest records, dating from the pontificate of Hubert Walter (d.1205). Parts B, C & D contain records from the Ecclesiastical Suit Rolls, principally records of litigation sede vacante in 1270-73 and 1292-94, some with parallel translation of the Latin, some with full Latin texts with English summaries.

Clark, George T., ed. Cartae Et Alia Munimenta Quae Ad Dominium De Glamorgancia Pertinent, 447-1721. 6 Vols . Talygarn: W. Lewis, 1910.

Abstract: Text in Latin with notes and introduction in English. Includes charters, pleas, inquisitions post mortem, etc.

Clark, John W., and Frederic W. Maitland, eds. Liber Memorandorum Ecclesiae De Bernewelle. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1907.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Covers the period 1240-1295. A record of the St. Giles and St. Andrew’s Priory, Barnwell, England, it was originally composed in 1295-1296. It includes about twenty-four cases, transcripts of entries made upon judicial rolls, with an introduction by F. W. Maitland, explaining the cases.

Eagle, Francis, and Edward Younge, eds. A Collection of the Reports of Cases, the Statutes, and Ecclesiastical Laws, Relating to Tithes. 4 Vols. London: S. Sweet, 1826.

Abstract: Compiled from the year books, reports and other authentic sources. Covers the years 1204-1825

Helmholz, R. H., ed. Select Cases on Defamation to 1600. The Selden Society (SS), 101 for 1985. London: Selden Society, 1985.

Abstract: Select cases chosen “to illustrate the development of private remedies for defamation, and to provide the basis for a comparison between the Canon law and the English practice in both the spiritual and temporal courts.” Part I contains 30 cases from the ecclesiastical courts between ca.1290 and 1593. Part II contains 30 cases from various local courts, mostly of manors or boroughs, between 1245-1539. Parts III and IV cover sixteenth century cases.

Walsingham, Thomas, Matthew Paris, and Henry T. Riley , eds. Gesta Abbatum Monasterii Sancti Albani, a Thoma Walsingham, Regnante Ricardo Secundo, Ejusdem Ecclesiae Praecentore, Compilata. 3 Vols. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 28. London: Longmans, Green, 1867-1969.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Chronicles of St. Albans Monastery. Vol. 1, AD 793-1290; Vol. 2, AD 1290-1349; Vol. 3, AD 1349-1411. Reprinted by Kraus, 1965.

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.


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