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Saxon in United Kingdom

Anglo Saxon

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Gibbs, Marion, ed. Early Charters of the Cathedral Church of St. Paul, London. Royal Historical Society. Camden 3rd ser., 58. London: Offices of the Royal Historical Society, 1939.

Abstract: Contains Anglo Saxon charters.

Hart, Cyril R., ed. The Early Charters of Eastern England . Studies in Early English History, 5. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1966.

—, ed. The Early Charters of Essex. 2nd ed. Leicester : Leicester University Press, 1971.

Abstract: Original 1957 edition published in two volumes as University of Leicester. Department of English Local History. Occasional papers, 10. Contents: Vol. 1, The Saxon Period; Vol. 2, The Norman Period.

Hatton, Christopher, Doris M. P. Stenton, Frank M.Stenton , and Lewis C. Loyd, eds. Sir Christopher Hatton’s Book of Seals: to Which Is Appended a Select List of the Works of Frank Merry Stenton . Northamptonshire Record Society Publications, 15. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1950.

Abstract: Contains a collection of charters.

Howlett, David R. Sealed From Within: Self-Authenticating Insular Charters . Dublin, Ireland; Portland, OR: Four Courts Press, 1999.

Abstract: Contains English translations and analyses with Latin originals.

Leach, Arthur F., ed. Educational Charters and Documents 598 to 1909. New York: AMS Press, 1911.

Abstract: Text chiefly in English and Latin. Reprinted in 1971.

Napier Arthur S., and William H. Stevenson , eds. The Crawford Collection of Early Charters and Documents Now in the Bodleian Library. Oxford: Clarendon, 1895.

Abstract: Model edition of 19 documents, AD 739-1150 with full notes.

Salter, Herbert E., ed. Facsimiles of Early Charters in Oxford Muniment Rooms . Oxford: Printed by J. Johnson at the University Press, 1929.

Abstract: Contains102 facsimiles.

Thorpe, John, ed. Registrum Roffense: or, A Collection of Antient Records, Charters, and Instruments of Divers Kinds, Necessary for Illustrating the Ecclesiastical History and Antiquities of the Diocese and Cathedral Church of Rochester. London: W.& J Richardson, 1769.

Abstract: Includes a law record of the reign of Henry I and the laws of several of the Anglo-Saxon Kings, particularly of the four kings whose laws are omitted by Lambarde, together with the Anglo-Saxon form of oaths. Text in Latin.

Watkin, Aelred, ed. The Great Chartulary of Glastonbury . Somerset Record Society Publications, 59, 63. Frome: The Society, 1947.

Abstract: The original Latin text (with some omissions) of the 14th century folio ms. in the library of the Marquess of Bath at Longleat.

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

  • Guilds (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Ecclesiastical Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Institute of Historical Research (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Assumpsit (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Judicial Review (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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