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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Brown, R. Allen, ed. The Memoranda Roll for the Tenth Year of the Reign of King John (1207-1208); Together With the Curia Regis Rolls of Hilary Richard 1 (1196) and Easter 9 Richard 1 (1198), a Roll of Plate Held by Hugh De Neville in 9 John (1207-8), and Fragments of the Close Rolls of 16 and 17 John (1215-16). Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 69; n.s., 31. London: J.W. Ruddock for the Society, 1957.

Chaplais, Pierre, ed. English Royal Documents: King John – Henry VI, 1199-1461. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1971.

Abstract: Contains 27 plates in actual or near actual size of original manuscripts, mostly from the PRO. They include royal writs, patent and close.

Cole, Henry, ed. Documents Illustrative of English History in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries : Selected From the Records of the Department of the Queen’s Remembrancer of the Exchequer . London: G.E. Eyre and A. Scottiswoode, 1844.

Abstract: Transcripts, in Latin. Includes memoranda rolls printed under the direction of the Commissioners of the Public Records. Rotulis parliamenti, 12 Edward II, pp.1-54; Petitiones in parliamento, 18 Edward I, pp.55-82; Placita parliamentaria, 35 Edward I, pp,129-38; Parliamentary writs of summons, 28 Edward I, pp.333-40; Rotulis misae, 14 John, p 231-69; Rotulus de praestito, 7 John, and roll of pleadings before the justices of the Jews, 3 and 4 Henry III.

Stenton, Doris M. P. English Justice Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215. Memoires of the American Philosophical Society, 60. Philadelphia : American Philosophical Society, 1964.

Abstract: Contains an extensive appendix of illustrative material from various primary sources including records from the PRO. Latin with English translation.

Stubbs, William, and H. W. Carless Davis, eds. Select Charters and Other Illustrations of English Constitutional History From the Earliest Times to the Reign of Edward the First. 9th ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1921.

Notes: Also available online in The Making of Modern Law and HeinOnline (subscription databases)Abstract: Aims to include every constitutional document of importance for the period. Contents: Part II, Extracts illustrative of the early polity of the English (Anglo Saxon); Part III, Charters and Excerpts illustrative of the Norman period; Part IV, Charters and excerpts illustrative of the reign of Henry II, it includes the assizes of Henry II; Part V, Charters and excerpts illustrative of the reigns of Richard I and John; Part VI, Charters and excerpts illustrative of the reign of Henry III; Part VII, Charters illustrative of the reign of Edward I. Text in Latin with English notes. The Anglo-Saxon laws are quoted in the original language in the 9th edition, edited by H.W. Carless Davis.

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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  • Economic Torts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Usurpation (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Comparative Legal History (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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