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Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward Iv in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Edward IV of England

Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward IV and Medieval Law

Ecclesiastical Courts under Edward IV and Legal History

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 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.

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

Hale, William H., ed. A Series of Precedents and Proceedings in Criminal Causes Extending From the Year 1475 to 1640, Extracted From Act-Books? of Ecclesiastical Courts in the Diocese of London, Illustrative of the Discipline of the Church of England : to Which Is Prefixed an Introductory Essay . London: F.& J. Rivington, 1847.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Includes an essay on English ecclesiastical law and the jurisdiction of the ecclesiastical courts.

Hardy, Reginald. A History of the Parish of Tatenhill in the County of Stafford. 2 Vols. London: Harrison and Sons, 1907.

Abstract: Includes court rolls for the years 1336-1650. Vol. 2 is entitled The Court Rolls of the Parish of Tattenhill.

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.

Holland, Spencer L., ed. A Summary of the Ecclesiastical Courts Commission’s Report and of Dr. Stubbs’ Historical Reports: Together With a Review of the Evidence Before the Commission. Oxford: Parker and Co., 1884.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Covers the period 1465-1872. An appendix contains a collection of cases showing how matters of doctrine, ritual and discipline of the church have been dealt with by the temporal courts.

Poos, Lawrence R., ed. Lower Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in Late-Medieval? England: the Courts of the Dean and Chapter of Lincoln, 1336-1349, and the Deanery of Wisbech, 1458-1484. British Academy. Records of Social and Economic History, n.s., 32. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Raine, James, ed. Depositions and Other Ecclesiastical Proceedings From the Courts of Durham, Extending From 1311 to the Reign of Elizabeth . Publications of the Surtees Society, 21. London: J. B. Nichols & Son, 1845.

Abstract: Early depositions in Latin. Depositions respecting witchcraft, matrimonial causes, and probates.

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

  • Deceit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Magna Carta (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Judicial Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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