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John Proclamations in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of John of England

Royal Charters and Writs of Proclamation

John Proclamations and Medieval Law

John Proclamations and Legal History

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Ballard, Adolphus, ed. British Borough Charters, 1042-1216. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1913.

Abstract: Contains 330 charters and documents dated before the death of King John. It is arranged as an “analytic digest of charters granted to burgesses of boroughs in the British Isles, and of a large selection of writs of similar import.” Follows the arrangement borrowed from Maitland’s chapter on the English borough in the thirteenth century. Chief source for the documents listed is the Charter Rolls in the PRO, using the printed calendar and indexes. Later volumes cover the years 1216-1307 (1923) and 1307-1660 (1943).

Barraclough, Geoffrey, ed. The Charters of the Anglo-Norman Earls of Chester, C. 1071-1237. Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire Series, 126. Chester: Record Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, 1988.

Abstract: Text in Latin.

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.

Bemont, Charles. Chartes Des Libertes Anglaises (1100-1303) . Paris: A. Picard, 1892.

Abstract: Latin text. Contains critical texts of the charters of Henry I, Stephen, Henry II, and John,the articles of the barons, the Charter of the Forest of 1217, the Magna Carta, Henry III’s confirmation of 1225, and Edward I’s confirmations.

Denholm-Young, Noel, ed. Magna Carta and Other Charters of English Liberties. London: Guyon House Press , 1938.

Abstract: Contents: The coronation charter of Henry I, AD 1100; The charter of Stephen, AD 1135; The coronation charter of Henry II, AD 1154; The unknown charter of liberties, AD 1214; The Great Charter of 1215; Charter of the Forest of 1217, AD 1217; The great charter of AD 1225.

Farrer, William, ed. ”The Lancashire Pipe Rolls of 31 Henry I., A.D. 1130, and of the Reigns of Henry II., A.D. 1155-1189; Richard I., A.D. 1189-1199; and King John, A.D. 1199-1216.

The Latin Text Extended and Notes Added. Also Early Lancashire Charters of the Period From the Reign of William Rufus to That of King John” . Liverpool: H. Young and Sons, 1902.

Abstract: Includes a map indicating the various tenures of the county in AD 1212.

Farrer, William, and Charles T. Clay, ed. Early Yorkshire Charters: Being a Collection of Documents Anterior to the Thirteenth Century Made From the Public Records, Monastic Chartularies, Roger Dodsworth’s Manuscripts and Other Available Sources. 10 Vols. Yorkshire Archaeological Society Record Series, Extra Series, 1-3, 5- ed. Edinburgh: Ballantyne, Hanson & Co., 1914-1952.

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.

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

  • Negligence (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Burglary (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Marriage (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Canon Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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