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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Ayloffe, Joseph, and Philip Morant , eds. Calendars of the Ancient Charters and of the Welch and Scotish Rolls, Now Remaining in the Tower of London . London: B. White, 1774.

Notes: First edition, 1772 available online in ECCO (subscription database)Abstract: First published anonymously, 1772. Begun by the Rev. Philip Morant. Full title: Calendars of the ancient charters … also calendars of all the treaties of peace entered into by the kings of England with those of Scotland; and of sundry letters and public instruments relating to that kingdom, now in the Chapter-house at Westminster. Contains the earliest records of the Court of Chancery, extending from soon after the Norman Conquest to the time of Henry VIII. The records consist of appropriations of churches, endowments of vicarages, feoffments, etc.

Davis, H. W. Carless, Robert J. Whitwell , Charles Johnson, and H. A. Cronne, eds. Regesta Regum Anglo-Normannorum, 1066-1154. 4 Vols. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913-1969.

Notes: Also available online in KEMBLE at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/chartwww/charthome.htmlAbstract: Vol. 1, Regesta Willelmi Conquistoris et Wilhelmi Rufi, edited by H.W. Davis, provides a calendar of documents, chronologically arranged and critically annotated, of the royal acts of the period. An appendix gives ninety-two charters in full, including forty-seven of William II.

Vol. 2, Regesta Henrici Primi, 1066-1135, edited by Charles Johnson and H. A. Cronne, also provides a calendar of documents, chronologically arranged and critically annotated, of the royal acts of the period.

Vol. 3, Regesta Regis Stephani ac Mathildis Imperatricis ac Gaufridi et Henrici Ducum Normannorum, 1135-1154, edited by H. A. Cronne and R. H. C. David, includes the texts of the charters in full, arranged by beneficiary, rather than chronologically.

Vol. 4, contains facsimiles of original charters and writs of King Stephen, the Empress Matilda, and Dukes Geoffrey and Henry, 1135-1154, edited by H. A. Cronne and R. H. C. Davis.

Farrer, William, comp. An Outline Itinerary of King Henry the First. Reprinted from English Historical Review v. 34, 303-382 & 505-579. Oxford: F. Hall , 1919.

Notes: Also available online in JSTOR (subscription database)Abstract: A calendar of over 700 charters and documents, including precepts or mandates addressed to officials, notifications addressed to the county court, the baron’s court or the king’s court, and royal writs and grants generated during the king’s itinerary, 1100- 1135. The documents are listed chronologically, with citations to the source of the full document.

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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  • Ecclesiastical Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Trespass (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Tribunals (in this legal Encyclopedia)


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