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Richard Ii 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.

Hardy, William J., ed and trans. The Charters of the Duchy of Lancaster. 19th-century Legal Treatises, 67810-67817. London: S. & J. Bentley, Wilson, and Fley, 1845.

Notes: Available online in The Making of Modern Law (subscription database)Abstract: Latin or Anglo-Norman text and English translation on opposite pages. Contains charters granted by the Crown to the Earls and Dukes of Lancaster from 1342-1399, and the subsequent Acts of Parliament relating to the King’s Lancastrian possessions.

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.”

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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