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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) 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.

Landon, Lionel, and J. Conway Davies, eds. The Cartae Antiquae, Rolls 1-20, Printed From the Original Mss. in the Custody of the Right Honourable the Master of the Rolls. 2 Vols. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 55, 71; n.s., 17, 33. London: J.W. Ruddock & Sons, 1939-1960.

Abstract: Charters included in official publications are calendared, not transcribed, and references are given to the full transcripts. Contents: Vol. 1 (1939), includes rolls 1-10, and covers William I – Henry III; vol. 2 (1960), includes rolls 11-20, edited by J. Conway Davies.

Madox, Thomas, ed. Formulare Anglicanum, or, A Collection of Ancient Charters and Instruments of Divers Kinds Taken From the Originals, Placed Under Several Heads, and Deduced (in a Series According to the Order of Time) From the Norman Conquest to the End of the Reign of King Henry the VIII. London: 1702, Jacob Tonson and R. Knaplock.

Notes: Also available online in ModernEconomy (subscription database)Abstract: Miscellaneous collection of charters. Contains 48 fines from Richard I to Henry VIII.

Osmund, Saint, and W. H. Rich Jones, eds. Vetus Registrum Sarisberiense Alias Dictum Registrum S. Osmundi Episcopi. The Register of S. Osmund. 2 Vols. Rerum Britannicarum Medii Aevi Scriptores (Rolls Series), 78. London: Longman, 1883-1984.

Abstract: Text of S. Osmundi consuetudinarium, Latin and English on opposite pages. Contents: Vol. 1, The Tractatus de Officiis Ecclesiasticis, with English translation; Vol. 2, charters, letters, bulls etc., AD 1091-ca. 1276.

Potter, Kenneth R., and Ralph H. C. Davis , ed. and trans. Gesta Stephani . Oxford Medieval Texts. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1976.

Abstract: Text in English and Latin. The acts of Stephen, King of England, 1097?-1154.

Round, John H., ed. Ancient Charters, Royal and Private, Prior to A.D. 1200. Part I. Publications of the Pipe Roll Society, 10 ed. London: Wyman and Sons, 1888.

Abstract: Text in Latin with English annotations. The earliest document belongs to 1095-1100.

Stenton, Frank M., ed.. The First Century of English Feudalism, 1066-1166. 2nd ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1961.

Abstract: The Ford lectures for 1929. Contains an appendix of 48 feudal charters.

Warner, George F., and Henry J Ellis, eds. Facsimiles of Royal and Other Charters in the British Museum . London: British Museum, 1903.

Abstract: Vol. I. ))William I–Richard(( I. Continues Bond’s Facsimiles of ancient charters in the British Museum (1873-1878).

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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  • Concilliar Courts (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Origins of the Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Religious Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Family Settlements (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Exchequer (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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