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Edward III in United Kingdom

Edward III (1312—1377, 1327—1377) is widely regarded as a gifted administrator, military leader, and legislator. His best known legislative acts include the Statute of Laborers (1351) and the Treason Act (1351). He is also credited with the establishment of effective local law enforcement by increasing the powers of the Justices of the Peace after 1350.

Edward III Records

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Edward III and Medieval Law

Edward III and Legal History

Edward III Proclamations

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Edward III and Medieval Law

Edward III and Legal History

Law Reports under Edward III

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Edward III and Medieval Law

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gwillim, Henry, and Charles Ellis, eds. A Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament, With Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Courts of Law and Equity, Respecting Tithes. 2nd ed. London: J. Butterworth, 1825.

Notes: First edition (1801) also available online in The Making of Modern Law; ModernEconomy (subscription databases)Abstract: Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament with reports of cases covering the years 1224-1824.

Palgrave, Francis, ed. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons 1273-1327; Together With the Records and Muniments, Relating to the Suit and Service Due and Performed to the King’s High Court of Parliament and the Councils of the Realm ; or Affording Evidence of Attendance Given at Parliaments and Councils. 2 Vols. in 4. London: The Record Commission, 1827-1834.

Abstract: Contains writs summoning peers to parliament, writs and returns for the election of members of the House of Commons, writs for levying expenses of representatives of the commons, and writs and other documents relating to military service. Part 3, Nomina villarum, is an alphabetical digest and index of persons.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum Anglie Hactenus Inediti: 1279-1373. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 51. London: Offices of the Society, 1935.

Abstract: Contains Parliament Rolls 1279-1373 omitted from the Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut petitiones, et placita in parliamento. (London, 1767). The memoranda of the Easter parliament in 1279 is the earliest surviving record of its kind.

Sayles, George O., ed. The Functions of the Medieval Parliament of England. London: Hambledon, 1988.

Abstract: Intended as a source book to illustrate the early history of parliament, it contains an important selection of documents in translation. Each of the 130 or so parliaments that met between 1258 and 1350 has been furnished with documents, mainly official, showing its actions. The original source of each document is given.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leach, Arthur F., ed. Beverley Town Documents. The Selden Society (SS), 14 for 1900. London: Quaritch, 1900.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Documents date from the 14th and 15th centuries. They comprise two collections. The first consists of important charters and a compilation of local town ordinances from the late 14th century… the second group consists of ordinances of the gilds from the Gildbook… compiled in the early 15th century.”

Madox, Thomas, ed. Formulare Anglicanum, or, A Collection of Ancient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds Taken From the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, and Deduced (in a Series According to the Order of Time) From the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: 1702, Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock.

Notes: Also available online in ModernEconomy (subscription database)Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of charters. Contains 48 fines from Richard I to Henry VIII.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Rastell, John, ed. Liber Assisarum (Et) Placitorum Corone. London: J. Rastell, 1514.

Abstract: Text in Law French and arranged chronologically. These are the law reports of 1 – 50 Edward III, from judges on circuit to take possessory assizes. Unlike other year books, it contains many pleas of the crown. Also included as Part V of Maynard’s Vulgate edition of 1678-1680.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1470288

Notes: Also available online in Justis, HeinOnline, and LLMC-Digital (subscription databases)Abstract: Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. vols. 1-11, House of Lords; vols. 12-20, Privy Council; vols. 21-47, Chancery; vols. 48-55, Rolls Court; vols. 56-71, Vice-Chancellors’ Courts; vols. 72-122, King’s Bench Division; vols. 123-144, Common Pleas; vols. 145-160, Exchequer; vols. 161-167, Ecclesiastical, Admiralty, and Probate and Divorce; vols. 168-169, Crown cases; vols. 170-176, Nisi Prius. Volumes which contain reports prior to 1550 are: vols. 72-122 King’s Bench (1378-1865); vols. 123-144 Common Pleas (1486-1865); vols. 145-160 Exchequer (1220-1865) Only volumes 72 & 73 (Kings Bench), volume 145 (Exchequer) contain cases from the medieval period.

Seipp, David J., and John Maynard eds. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert’s Abridgments: the Vulgate edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2007, 1678. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 76967165Abstract: Reprint of the vulgate edition. Each volume contains introductory notes on the history, content and significance of the year books by David Seipp and Carol F. Lee, as well as tables naming all justices and serjeants, and listing calendar years of law terms. It references Seipp’s online Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268-1535 which indexes and summarizes almost all the cases in this edition.

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.

Resources

See Also

  • Pleas of the Crown (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Lawyer (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gwillim, Henry, and Charles Ellis, eds. A Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament, With Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Courts of Law and Equity, Respecting Tithes. 2nd ed. London: J. Butterworth, 1825.

Notes: First edition (1801) also available online in The Making of Modern Law; ModernEconomy (subscription databases)Abstract: Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament with reports of cases covering the years 1224-1824.

Palgrave, Francis, ed. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons 1273-1327; Together With the Records and Muniments, Relating to the Suit and Service Due and Performed to the King’s High Court of Parliament and the Councils of the Realm ; or Affording Evidence of Attendance Given at Parliaments and Councils. 2 Vols. in 4. London: The Record Commission, 1827-1834.

Abstract: Contains writs summoning peers to parliament, writs and returns for the election of members of the House of Commons, writs for levying expenses of representatives of the commons, and writs and other documents relating to military service. Part 3, Nomina villarum, is an alphabetical digest and index of persons.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum Anglie Hactenus Inediti: 1279-1373. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 51. London: Offices of the Society, 1935.

Abstract: Contains Parliament Rolls 1279-1373 omitted from the Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut petitiones, et placita in parliamento. (London, 1767). The memoranda of the Easter parliament in 1279 is the earliest surviving record of its kind.

Sayles, George O., ed. The Functions of the Medieval Parliament of England. London: Hambledon, 1988.

Abstract: Intended as a source book to illustrate the early history of parliament, it contains an important selection of documents in translation. Each of the 130 or so parliaments that met between 1258 and 1350 has been furnished with documents, mainly official, showing its actions. The original source of each document is given.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leach, Arthur F., ed. Beverley Town Documents. The Selden Society (SS), 14 for 1900. London: Quaritch, 1900.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Documents date from the 14th and 15th centuries. They comprise two collections. The first consists of important charters and a compilation of local town ordinances from the late 14th century… the second group consists of ordinances of the gilds from the Gildbook… compiled in the early 15th century.”

Madox, Thomas, ed. Formulare Anglicanum, or, A Collection of Ancient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds Taken From the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, and Deduced (in a Series According to the Order of Time) From the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: 1702, Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock.

Notes: Also available online in ModernEconomy (subscription database)Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of charters. Contains 48 fines from Richard I to Henry VIII.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Rastell, John, ed. Liber Assisarum (Et) Placitorum Corone. London: J. Rastell, 1514.

Abstract: Text in Law French and arranged chronologically. These are the law reports of 1 – 50 Edward III, from judges on circuit to take possessory assizes. Unlike other year books, it contains many pleas of the crown. Also included as Part V of Maynard’s Vulgate edition of 1678-1680.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1470288

Notes: Also available online in Justis, HeinOnline, and LLMC-Digital (subscription databases)Abstract: Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. vols. 1-11, House of Lords; vols. 12-20, Privy Council; vols. 21-47, Chancery; vols. 48-55, Rolls Court; vols. 56-71, Vice-Chancellors’ Courts; vols. 72-122, King’s Bench Division; vols. 123-144, Common Pleas; vols. 145-160, Exchequer; vols. 161-167, Ecclesiastical, Admiralty, and Probate and Divorce; vols. 168-169, Crown cases; vols. 170-176, Nisi Prius. Volumes which contain reports prior to 1550 are: vols. 72-122 King’s Bench (1378-1865); vols. 123-144 Common Pleas (1486-1865); vols. 145-160 Exchequer (1220-1865) Only volumes 72 & 73 (Kings Bench), volume 145 (Exchequer) contain cases from the medieval period.

Seipp, David J., and John Maynard eds. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert’s Abridgments: the Vulgate edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2007, 1678. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 76967165Abstract: Reprint of the vulgate edition. Each volume contains introductory notes on the history, content and significance of the year books by David Seipp and Carol F. Lee, as well as tables naming all justices and serjeants, and listing calendar years of law terms. It references Seipp’s online Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268-1535 which indexes and summarizes almost all the cases in this edition.

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.

Resources

See Also

  • Uses (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Legal History Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Uses (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Imprisonment (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Negligence (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Law Reports under Edward III

For information about this topic, please read the entry, in this legal Encyclopedia, about: Law Reports under Edward III

Edward III and Medieval Law

Edward III and Legal History

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gwillim, Henry, and Charles Ellis, eds. A Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament, With Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Courts of Law and Equity, Respecting Tithes. 2nd ed. London: J. Butterworth, 1825.

Notes: First edition (1801) also available online in The Making of Modern Law; ModernEconomy (subscription databases)Abstract: Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament with reports of cases covering the years 1224-1824.

Palgrave, Francis, ed. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons 1273-1327; Together With the Records and Muniments, Relating to the Suit and Service Due and Performed to the King’s High Court of Parliament and the Councils of the Realm ; or Affording Evidence of Attendance Given at Parliaments and Councils. 2 Vols. in 4. London: The Record Commission, 1827-1834.

Abstract: Contains writs summoning peers to parliament, writs and returns for the election of members of the House of Commons, writs for levying expenses of representatives of the commons, and writs and other documents relating to military service. Part 3, Nomina villarum, is an alphabetical digest and index of persons.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum Anglie Hactenus Inediti: 1279-1373. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 51. London: Offices of the Society, 1935.

Abstract: Contains Parliament Rolls 1279-1373 omitted from the Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut petitiones, et placita in parliamento. (London, 1767). The memoranda of the Easter parliament in 1279 is the earliest surviving record of its kind.

Sayles, George O., ed. The Functions of the Medieval Parliament of England. London: Hambledon, 1988.

Abstract: Intended as a source book to illustrate the early history of parliament, it contains an important selection of documents in translation. Each of the 130 or so parliaments that met between 1258 and 1350 has been furnished with documents, mainly official, showing its actions. The original source of each document is given.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leach, Arthur F., ed. Beverley Town Documents. The Selden Society (SS), 14 for 1900. London: Quaritch, 1900.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Documents date from the 14th and 15th centuries. They comprise two collections. The first consists of important charters and a compilation of local town ordinances from the late 14th century… the second group consists of ordinances of the gilds from the Gildbook… compiled in the early 15th century.”

Madox, Thomas, ed. Formulare Anglicanum, or, A Collection of Ancient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds Taken From the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, and Deduced (in a Series According to the Order of Time) From the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: 1702, Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock.

Notes: Also available online in ModernEconomy (subscription database)Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of charters. Contains 48 fines from Richard I to Henry VIII.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Rastell, John, ed. Liber Assisarum (Et) Placitorum Corone. London: J. Rastell, 1514.

Abstract: Text in Law French and arranged chronologically. These are the law reports of 1 – 50 Edward III, from judges on circuit to take possessory assizes. Unlike other year books, it contains many pleas of the crown. Also included as Part V of Maynard’s Vulgate edition of 1678-1680.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1470288

Notes: Also available online in Justis, HeinOnline, and LLMC-Digital (subscription databases)Abstract: Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. vols. 1-11, House of Lords; vols. 12-20, Privy Council; vols. 21-47, Chancery; vols. 48-55, Rolls Court; vols. 56-71, Vice-Chancellors’ Courts; vols. 72-122, King’s Bench Division; vols. 123-144, Common Pleas; vols. 145-160, Exchequer; vols. 161-167, Ecclesiastical, Admiralty, and Probate and Divorce; vols. 168-169, Crown cases; vols. 170-176, Nisi Prius. Volumes which contain reports prior to 1550 are: vols. 72-122 King’s Bench (1378-1865); vols. 123-144 Common Pleas (1486-1865); vols. 145-160 Exchequer (1220-1865) Only volumes 72 & 73 (Kings Bench), volume 145 (Exchequer) contain cases from the medieval period.

Seipp, David J., and John Maynard eds. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert’s Abridgments: the Vulgate edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2007, 1678. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 76967165Abstract: Reprint of the vulgate edition. Each volume contains introductory notes on the history, content and significance of the year books by David Seipp and Carol F. Lee, as well as tables naming all justices and serjeants, and listing calendar years of law terms. It references Seipp’s online Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268-1535 which indexes and summarizes almost all the cases in this edition.

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.

Resources

See Also

  • Pleas of the Crown (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Lawyer (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gwillim, Henry, and Charles Ellis, eds. A Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament, With Reports of Cases, Argued and Determined in the Courts of Law and Equity, Respecting Tithes. 2nd ed. London: J. Butterworth, 1825.

Notes: First edition (1801) also available online in The Making of Modern Law; ModernEconomy (subscription databases)Abstract: Collection of Acts and Records of Parliament with reports of cases covering the years 1224-1824.

Palgrave, Francis, ed. The Parliamentary Writs and Writs of Military Summons 1273-1327; Together With the Records and Muniments, Relating to the Suit and Service Due and Performed to the King’s High Court of Parliament and the Councils of the Realm ; or Affording Evidence of Attendance Given at Parliaments and Councils. 2 Vols. in 4. London: The Record Commission, 1827-1834.

Abstract: Contains writs summoning peers to parliament, writs and returns for the election of members of the House of Commons, writs for levying expenses of representatives of the commons, and writs and other documents relating to military service. Part 3, Nomina villarum, is an alphabetical digest and index of persons.

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles, eds. Rotuli Parliamentorum Anglie Hactenus Inediti: 1279-1373. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 51. London: Offices of the Society, 1935.

Abstract: Contains Parliament Rolls 1279-1373 omitted from the Rotuli Parliamentorum; ut petitiones, et placita in parliamento. (London, 1767). The memoranda of the Easter parliament in 1279 is the earliest surviving record of its kind.

Sayles, George O., ed. The Functions of the Medieval Parliament of England. London: Hambledon, 1988.

Abstract: Intended as a source book to illustrate the early history of parliament, it contains an important selection of documents in translation. Each of the 130 or so parliaments that met between 1258 and 1350 has been furnished with documents, mainly official, showing its actions. The original source of each document is given.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Leach, Arthur F., ed. Beverley Town Documents. The Selden Society (SS), 14 for 1900. London: Quaritch, 1900.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: “Documents date from the 14th and 15th centuries. They comprise two collections. The first consists of important charters and a compilation of local town ordinances from the late 14th century… the second group consists of ordinances of the gilds from the Gildbook… compiled in the early 15th century.”

Madox, Thomas, ed. Formulare Anglicanum, or, A Collection of Ancient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds Taken From the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, and Deduced (in a Series According to the Order of Time) From the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: 1702, Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock.

Notes: Also available online in ModernEconomy (subscription database)Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of charters. Contains 48 fines from Richard I to Henry VIII.

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.

Legal Materials

(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Rastell, John, ed. Liber Assisarum (Et) Placitorum Corone. London: J. Rastell, 1514.

Abstract: Text in Law French and arranged chronologically. These are the law reports of 1 – 50 Edward III, from judges on circuit to take possessory assizes. Unlike other year books, it contains many pleas of the crown. Also included as Part V of Maynard’s Vulgate edition of 1678-1680.

Renton, Alexander W., comp. The English Reports. 178 Vols. London: Stevens and Sons, 1900-1932. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 1470288

Notes: Also available online in Justis, HeinOnline, and LLMC-Digital (subscription databases)Abstract: Contains reprinted decisions of all English courts from 1220 to the commencement of the official Law reports in 1866. vols. 1-11, House of Lords; vols. 12-20, Privy Council; vols. 21-47, Chancery; vols. 48-55, Rolls Court; vols. 56-71, Vice-Chancellors’ Courts; vols. 72-122, King’s Bench Division; vols. 123-144, Common Pleas; vols. 145-160, Exchequer; vols. 161-167, Ecclesiastical, Admiralty, and Probate and Divorce; vols. 168-169, Crown cases; vols. 170-176, Nisi Prius. Volumes which contain reports prior to 1550 are: vols. 72-122 King’s Bench (1378-1865); vols. 123-144 Common Pleas (1486-1865); vols. 145-160 Exchequer (1220-1865) Only volumes 72 & 73 (Kings Bench), volume 145 (Exchequer) contain cases from the medieval period.

Seipp, David J., and John Maynard eds. Year Books, or, Reports in the Following Reigns, With Notes to Brooke and Fitzherbert’s Abridgments: the Vulgate edition of 1678-1680. 11 Vols. Clark, N.J.: Lawbook Exchange, 2007, 1678. Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) number (used in Worldcat): 76967165Abstract: Reprint of the vulgate edition. Each volume contains introductory notes on the history, content and significance of the year books by David Seipp and Carol F. Lee, as well as tables naming all justices and serjeants, and listing calendar years of law terms. It references Seipp’s online Index and Paraphrase of Printed Year Book Reports, 1268-1535 which indexes and summarizes almost all the cases in this edition.

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.

Resources

See Also

  • Personal Status Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Law Merchant (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Economic Torts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Concubinage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ancient Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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