Thomas Littleton

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Littleton Sir Thomas

Introduction to Thomas Littleton

Thomas Littleton (1422-1481), English jurist and writer, born in Frankley Manor House, Worcestershire. He was a well-known counsel at law in 1445 and served as recorder of Coventry in 1450. He became a justice of common pleas in 1466, and in 1475 King Edward IV made him a knight of the Bath. He is the author of the famous work Tenures (1481?), a scientific classification of English land law, which formed an important part of legal education for three centuries. Written in legal French, Tenures was the earliest work on English law ever printed and was one of the first books to be printed in London.” (1)


Notes and References

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