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Richard I Proclamations in United Kingdom

This issue under the Ruling of King Richard I of England

Royal Charters and Writs of Proclamation

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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.

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.

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.

Howlett, Richard, ed. Chronicles of the Reigns of Stephen, Henry II., and Richard I. 4 Vols. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 82. London: Longman, 1884-1989.

Abstract: Text in Latin. Contents:

Vol. 1, The first four books of the Historia rerum anglicarum of William of Newburgh

Vol. 2, The fifth book of the Historia rerum anglicarum, of William of Newburgh. A continuation of William of Newburgh’s history to AD 1298. The Draco normannicus, of Etienne de Rouen

Vol. 3, The Gesta Stephani regis Anglorum; The chronicle of Richard, prior of Hexham; The Relatio de standardo, of St. Aelred, abbot of Rievaulx; The metrical chronicle of Jordan Fantosme; The chronicle of Richard of Devizes

Vol. 4, The chronicle of Robert of Torigni, abbot of the monastery of St. Michael-in-peril-of-the-sea.

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.

Jones, William H. Rich, and William D. Macray , eds. Charters and Documents Illustrating the History of the Cathedral, City, and Diocese of Salisbury, in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 97. London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1891.

Abstract: Selected from the Salisbury capitular and diocesan registers.

Landon, Lionel, ed. The Itinerary of King Richard I, With Studies on Certain Matters of Interest Connected With His Reign. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 51; n.s., 13. London: J.W. Ruddock, 1935.

Abstract: Includes a list of charters of Richard I.

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

  • Medieval Legal History (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Magna Carta (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Nuisance (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Detinue (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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