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Parliamentary Records in United Kingdom

(Source: the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) During the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) the role of parliament became more important as, “(D)iscontent with royal government prompted demands for a larger voice in advising the king, amounting at times to a claim to control his choice of advisors; in extreme cases to share his executive power.”(40) By 1327 parliaments were accepted as part of the normal practice and both Edward I and II used them as an administrative tool. However, much parliamentary business was judicial, and the power of parliament to limit the role of the monarchy was to come much later.

Parliamentary Records and Medieval Law

Parliamentary Records and Legal History

Legal Materials in relation to Henry IV

(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.

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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  • Article Name: Parliamentary Records
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