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Treaty Rolls in United Kingdom

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(Compiled by the University of South Caroline Gould School of Law) Chaplais, Pierre, and John Ferguson, eds. Treaty Rolls Preserved in the Public Record Office. 2 Vols. London: His/Her Majesty’s Stationery Office (now part of the Office of Public Sector Information), 1955-1972.

Abstract: Contents: Vol. 1, 1234-1325, edited by P. Chaplais; Vol. 2, 1337-1339, edited by J. Ferguson.

Rymer, Thomas, Robert Sanderson, and George Holmes, eds. Foedera, Conventiones, Litterae, Et Cujuscunque Generis Acta Publica, Inter Reges Angliae Et Alios Quosvis Imperatores, Reges, Pontifices, Principes, Vel Communitates, Ab Ineunte Saeculo Duodecimo, Viz. Ab Anno 1101. Ad Nostra Usque Tempora, Habita Aut Tractata: Ex Autographis, Infra Secretiores Archivorum Regiorum Thesaurarias Per Multa Saecula Reconditis, Fideliter Exscripta. 10 Vols. 3rd ed. The Hague: Joannem Neulme, 1739-1745.

Notes: Also available online in Modern Economy (subscription database)Abstract: Text in Latin. Intended for the publication of treaties between England and other powers, but includes other diplomatic documents. Covers the period 1101-1654. A three volume syllabus in English by T. D. Hardy, published in 1869-1885, describes the various editions since the original Rymer edition and contains a good index to the set.

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

  • History Definition (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Notability (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Feudalism (in this legal Encyclopedia)
  • Superior Courts of Common Law (in this legal Encyclopedia)

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