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Henry Vi Proclamations in United Kingdom

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Barrington, Boyd C., ed. The Magna Charta and Other Great Charters of England: With an Historical Treatise and Copious Explanatory Notes. Littleton, Colo: F.B. Rothman, 1993.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law and HeinOnline (subscription databases)Abstract: Reprint of original 1900 edition.

Harding, N. Dermott, Henry A. Cronne, and Robert C. Latham, eds. Bristol Charters. 3 Vols. Bristol Record Society’s Publications, 1, 11, 12. Bristol: Printed for the Bristol Record Society , 1930-1947.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contents: Vol. 1, 1155-1373, edited by Norah D. Harding; Vol. 2, 1378-1499, edited by H. A. Cronne; Vol. 3, 1509-1899, edited by R. C. Latham.

James, Henry, Thomas D. Hardy, and William B. Sanders , eds. Facsimiles of National Manuscripts, From William the Conqueror to Queen Anne. 4 Vols. in 2. Southampton: Ordnance Survey Office, 1865-1968.

Abstract: Selected under the direction of the master of the rolls, and photozincographed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria, by Colonel Sir Henry James … With translations and notes.

Kleineke, Hannes, ed. Borough Market Privileges; the Hinterland of Medieval London, C. 1400 . London: Centre for Metropolitan History, 2006.

Notes: Available online in British History Online at http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.asp?pubid=345Abstract: Contains 2,300 records relating to market structures and economic development in the hinterland of medieval London The majority of the records are derived from the Calendars of Patent and Close Rolls for the period 1370 to 1425. In addition, some 21 volumes of borough and other printed records were consulted, and the resource therefore includes material for the period from ca.1200 to ca.1500. The principal types of entries included are: (i) grants to collect and exemptions from payment of tolls of various sorts, and disputes concerning the same; (ii) licences to ship grain and other produce to London and other places; (iii) recognisances of debts and pardons of outlawry for debt involving Londoners and inhabitants of other places in southern England; (iv) references to external trade in grain, wool, wine and other commodities.

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.

Maitland, Frederic W., and Mary Bateson, eds. The Charters of the Borough of Cambridge: Edited for the Council of the Borough of Cambridge and the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1901.

Abstract: Publication of the Ancient Charters of the Borough, beginning with an undated writ of Henry I, and including writs,charters and letters patent of Henry I, Henry II, John , Henry III, Edward I, Edward II, Richard II, Henry IV, Henry V, Henry VI, Edward IV, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I, and Charles II. Text in Latin with English translation.

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

  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Economic Torts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Medieval Church Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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