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Adams, George B. The Origin of the English Constitution. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1912. OCLC: 869063 (external link)

Adams, Henry, Henry Cabot Lodge, Ernest Young, and J. Laurence Laughlin. Essays in Anglo-Saxon Law. Boston: Little, Brown, 1876. OCLC: 1356897 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Appendix contains 35 select cases in Anglo-Saxon law. Text in Latin and Old English with English summaries.

Ault, Warren O. Private Jurisdiction in England. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1923. OCLC: 22130057 (external link)
Notes: Also available in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Discusses manorial courts including courts baron and courts leet.

Baker, John H. The Common Law Tradition; Lawyers, Books and the Law. London: Hambledon Press, 2000. OCLC: 41431720 (external link)

———. An Introduction to English Legal History . 4th ed. London:
Butterworths LexisNexis, 2002. OCLC: 50229543 (external link)

___. The Order of Serjeants at Law: a Chronicle of Creations, With Related Texts and a Historical Introduction. Selden Society. Supplementary series, 5 London: Selden Society, 1984. OCLC: 27811571 (external link)

———, General. ed. The Oxford History of the Laws of England. v. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003-. v.1: ISBN: 0198258976, v.6: ISBN: 0198258178 OCLC: 53950328
Abstract: Vol. 1, by R. H. Helmholz, covers the Canon Law and ecclesiastical jurisdiction from 597 to the 1640's; Vol. 2, (not yet published) will cover 1483-1558; Vol. 6, covers 1483-1558.

Bellamy, John G. The Law of Treason in England in the Later Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1970. OCLC: 93085 (external link)

Bigelow, Melville M. History of Procedure in England From the Norman Conquest. The Norman Period (1066-1204). Boston: Little, Brown, 1880. OCLC: 4816906 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)and HeinOnline (external link) (subscription databases)

Blatcher, Marjorie. The Court of King's Bench, 1450-1550: a Study in Self-Help?. Holmes Beach, Fla.: Gaunt, 1996. OCLC: 42789438 (external link)

Bolland, William C. The General Eyre. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922. OCLC: 3410671 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: A series of lectures delivered in the University of London discussing the work of the justices in the late 13th and early 14th centuries.

———. The Year Books: Lectures Delivered in the University of London at the Request of the Faculty of Laws. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1921. OCLC: 4030286 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Three lectures on the history of the production and authorship of the year books.

Brand, Paul A. Kings, Barons and Justices : the Making and Enforcement of Legislation in Thirteenth-Century England. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought. Fourth series, 56. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN: 0521372461 OCLC: 57218460 (external link)

———. The Making of the Common Law. London: Hambledon Press, 1992. ISBN: 1852850701 OCLC: 26158545 (external link)
Abstract: A collection of articles and essays republished from various sources. Most are specifically about the history of the English Common Law focusing on the 13th century.

———. Observing and Recording the Medieval Bar and Bench at Work: the Origins of Law Reporting in England. London: Selden Society, 1999. ISBN: 0854231307 OCLC: 47100890 (external link)
Abstract: Selden Society lecture delivered in the Old Hall of Lincolns Inn, July 6th 1998.

———. The Origins of the English Legal Profession. Oxford: Blackwell, 1992. ISBN: 0631154019 OCLC: 24544482 (external link)

Brundage, James A. Medieval Canon Law. London; New York: Longman, 1995. OCLC: 31207570 (external link)

———. The Profession and Practice of Medieval Canon Law. Aldershot; Burlington, Vt.: Ashgate Variorum, 2004. OCLC: 56118559 (external link)

Cam, Helen M. The Hundred and the Hundred Rolls; an Outline of Local Government in Medieval England. London: Methuen, 1930. OCLC: 5878822 (external link)
Abstract: Appendix I contains the Articles of October 11, 1274 authorizing the inquest into the usurpation of royal rights by the magnates, which resulted in the compilation of the Hundred Rolls.

———. Law-Finders and Law-Makers in Medieval England: Collected Studies in Legal and Constitutional History. London: Merlin Press, 1962. OCLC: 736424 (external link)

———. Studies in the Hundred Rolls Some Aspects of the Thirteenth-Century Administration. Proceedings Against the Crown (1216-1377). Oxford Studies in Social and Legal History, 6. New York: Octagon Books, 1921. ISBN: 0374961654 OCLC: 1166322 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Reviews the articles of the eyre up to the beginning of the reign of Edward I.

Carter, Albert T. A History of the English Courts. 7th ed. London: Butterworth, 1944. OCLC: 155550216 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Title of earlier editions, A history of English legal institutions.

Chrimes, Stanley B. English Constitutional History. 4th ed. London: Oxford University Press, 1967. OCLC: 29971 (external link)

Cooper, Alan. Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700-1400.Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2006. OCLC: 70765641 (external link)

Coote, Henry C. The Practice of the Ecclesiastical Courts, With Forms and Tables of Costs. London, H. Butterworth, 1847. OCLC: 6301158 (external link)

Dawson, John P. The Oracles of the Law. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Law School, 1968. OCLC: 433170 (external link)
Abstract: Compares the influence of case law in the legal systems of England, Rome, France, and Germany. The first chapters give an overview of the predominant role of judges in the creation and development of English law.

Digby, Kenelm E., and William M. Harrison , eds. An Introduction to the History of the Law of Real Property: With Original Authorities. 5th ed. Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1897. OCLC: 84314913 (external link)
Notes: The 1875, 1884, 1892, and 1897 editions also available online in MOML (external link); the 1875 edition available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription databases)

Doe, Norman. Fundamental Authority in Late Medieval English Law. Cambridge studies in English legal history. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990. OCLC: 20932491 (external link)

Dunn, Diana E. S. Courts, Counties, and the Capital in the Later Middle Ages . New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. OCLC: 34782732 (external link)

Fleming, Robin. Domesday Book and the Law Society and Legal Custom in Early Medieval England. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN: 052163038X OCLC: 37806226 (external link)

Green, Richard Firth. A Crisis of Truth: Literature and Law in Ricardian England. The Middle Ages series. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. OCLC: 39498769 (external link)

Green, Thomas A. Verdict According to Conscience: Perspectives on the English Criminal Trial Jury, 1200-1800. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. OCLC: 11158823 (external link)

Hale, Matthew, and Charles M . Gray. The History of the Common Law of England. Classics of British Historical Literature. Chicago: University of Chicago Press , 1971. ISBN: 0226313042 OCLC: 350838 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link), ECCO (external link), and HeinOnline (external link) (subscription databases)

Harding, Alan. The Law Courts of Medieval England. London: Allen & Unwin, 1973. ISBN: 0049421069 OCLC: 674173 (external link)

Harmer, Florence E. Anglo-Saxon Charters and the Historian . Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1938. OCLC: 13389298 (external link)

Helmholz, R. H. The Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction From 597 to the 1640s. Oxford history of the laws of England, 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0198258976 OCLC: 54690555 (external link)

___. Marriage Litigation in Medieval England. Cambridge studies in English legal history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. OCLC: 122283214 (external link)

Holdsworth, William S. A History of English Law. 17 Vols. London: Methuen, 1902-1972. ISBN: 0421051507 OCLC: 1314491 (external link)
Abstract: Vols. 1-3 discuss the medieval period.

Holt, James C. Magna Carta. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0521277787 OCLC: 23868849 (external link)
Abstract: A comprehensive study of the Charter in the context of the politics, administration and political thought of England and Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Appendixes reproduce the Charter of 1215 and 1225 and related documents.

Hunnisett, R. F. The Medieval Coroner. Cambridge Studies in English Legal History ed. Holmes Beach, Fla.: W.W. Gaunt, 1961. ISBN: 0912004312 OCLC: 14291434 (external link)
Abstract: Reprinted in 1986.

Hyams, Paul R. King, Lords, and Peasants in Medieval England : the Common Law of Villeinage in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries. Oxford historical monographs ed. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1980. ISBN: 019821880X OCLC: 5829457 (external link)

John, Eric. Land Tenure in Early England: a Discussion of Some Problems. Studies in early English history, 1. Leicester: Leicester University Press, 1964. OCLC: 4811215 (external link)

Jolliffe, John E. A. The Constitutional History of Medieval England: From the English Settlement to 1485 . 4th ed. London: A. and C. Black, 1961-. OCLC: 1140656 (external link)

Kern, Fritz. Kingship and Law in the Middle Ages. New York: Harper & Row, 1956, 1970.
Abstract: Translation by S. B. Chrimes of Kern's Gottesgnadentum und Widerstandsrecht in fruheren Mittelalter. Pt. 1, The divine right of kings and the right of resistance in the early Middle Ages; Pt. 2, Law and constitution in the Middle Ages. OCLC: 1045649 (external link)

King, Edward B., and Susan J. Ridyard. Law in Mediaeval Life and Thought. Sewanee Mediaeval Studies, 5 ed. Sewanee, Tenn.: The Press of the University of the South, 1990. ISBN: 0918769256 OCLC: 25431370 (external link)

Kynell, Kurt von S. Saxon and Medieval Antecedents of the English Common Law. Studies in British History, 59. Lewiston, N.Y.: E. Mellen Press, 2000. ISBN: 0773478736 OCLC: 42603216 (external link)

Levy-Ullmann, Henri. The English Legal Tradition: Its Sources and History. London: Macmillan, 1935. OCLC: 2481282 (external link)
Abstract: Translated from the French by M. Mitchell, with a foreword by W. S. Holdsworth.

Liebermann, Felix. U¨Ber Die Leges Edwardi Confessoris. Halle a.S.: M. Niemeyer, 1896. OCLC: 60714648 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Study of Leges Edwardi Confessoris, a twelfth century treatise on the laws of Edward the Confessor, 1042-1066. Probably compiled in the last years of Henry I, it purports to give us the law of Edward as it was stated to William the Conqueror in the fourth year of his reign by juries representing various parts of England. Incorporated in Liebermann's Gesetze .

———. Zu Den Gesetzen Der Angelsachsen . Weimar: Hof-Buchdruckerei, 1885. OCLC: 81237964 (external link)
Notes: Available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Text in German.

Lyon, Ann, Constitutional history of the UK. London; Portland,Or.: Cavendish Publications, 2003. OCLC: 51001562  (external link)

Lyon, Bryce D. A Constitutional and Legal History of Medieval England. 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 1980. ISBN: 0393951324 OCLC: 5447925 (external link)

Maitland, Frederic W., and Herbert A. L. The Constitutional History of England, a Course of Lectures. London: Cambridge University Press, 1908. OCLC: 492651 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Reprinted in 1963.

Maitland, Frederic W., and Francis C. Montague . A Sketch of English Legal History. New York: Putnam, 1915. OCLC: 22514197 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database) and in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)

McKechnie, William S. Magna Carta; a Commentary on the Great Charter of King John. 2nd ed. Glasgow: J. Maclehose and Sons, 1914. OCLC: 2882098 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)and HeinOnline (external link) (subscription databases)

Meekings, Cecil A. F. Studies in 13th Century Justice and Administration. London: Hambledon Press, 1981. ISBN: 0950688231 OCLC: 28426057 (external link)
Abstract: A collection of Meekings' writings republished from various sources.

Milsom, Stroud F. C. Historical Foundations of the Common Law. 2nd ed. London: Butterworths, 1981. ISBN: 0406625026 OCLC: 7484745 (external link)

———. The Legal Framework of English Feudalism: the Maitland Lectures Given in 1972. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976. ISBN: 0521209471 OCLC: 19266398 (external link)

———. Studies in the History of the Common Law. London: Hambledon Press, 1985. ISBN: 0907628613 OCLC: 11603933 (external link)

Morris, William A. The Early English County Court. An Historical Treatise With Illustrative Documents. Berkeley, CA.: University of California Press, 1926. OCLC: 2487358 (external link)

———. The Medieval English Sheriff to 1300. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1927. ISBN: 0719003423 OCLC: 16612 (external link)
Abstract: Reprinted in 1988 by Barnes & Noble, N.Y.

Musson, Anthony. Medieval Law in Context: the Growth of Legal Consciousness From Magna Carta to the Peasants' Revolt. Manchester Medieval Studies. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2001. ISBN: 0719054931 OCLC: 45958104 (external link)

———. Public Order and Law Enforcement: the Local Administration of Criminal Justice, 1294-1350. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 1996. ISBN: 0851156355 OCLC: 185477702 (external link)

Musson, Anthony, and W. M. Ormrod . The Evolution of English Justice: Law, Politics and Society in the Fourteenth Century. London: Macmillan, 1998. ISBN: 0333676718 OCLC: 39042913 (external link)

Oliver, Lisi, ed. The Beginnings of English Law. Toronto Medieval Texts and Translations, 14. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2002. OCLC: 59333785 (external link)
Abstract: Includes the text and translations of the laws of Aethelberht (external link), Hlophere (external link) & Eadric (external link), and Wihtred (external link). Includes a list of previous editions and translations of the Kentish Laws.

Ormrod, W. Mark, The Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs of Yorkshire, 1066-2000. Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Wharncliffe Books, 2000. ISBN: 1871647746 9781871647747 OCLC: 46769800 (external link)

Palmer, Robert C. The County Courts of Medieval England, 1150-1350. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press, 1982. ISBN: 0691053413 OCLC: 8109862 (external link)
Notes: Also available online as an ACLS Humanities E-book (external link), University of Michigan Library (subscription database)

———. English Law in the Age of the Black Death, 1348-1381. Studies in Legal History ed. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina, 1993. ISBN: 0807820997 OCLC: 185878408 (external link)
Abstract: Includes extensive appendixes of primary sources in English translation.

___. The Whilton Dispute, 1264-1380: a Social-Legal Study of Dispute Settlement in Medieval England. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1984. OCLC: 9759519 (external link)

Petit-Dutaillis, Charles E. Studies and Notes Supplementary to Stubbs' Constitutional History. 3 Vols. in 2. University of Manchester publications, 38, 91 & 197. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1908-1929. OCLC: 61641216 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database) Abstract: Translation of: Notes et etudes historiques which appeared in Histoire constitutionnelle de l'Angleterre, the French edition of Stubbs' Constitutional history. Vol. 3 by Charles Petit-Dutaillis and Georges Lefebvre; translated by M. I. E. Robertson and R. F. Treharne.

Plucknett, Theodore F. T. A Concise History of the Common Law. 5th ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1956. OCLC: 933912 (external link)

———. Legislation of Edward I: The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford in Hilary Term 1947 . Oxford: Clarendon, 1962. OCLC: 983476 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Six lectures including an introduction to the nature of legislation in the period, a discussion of feudal justice, the relationship of lords and tenants, land ownership, family law, and commerce.

———. Statutes and Their Interpretation in the First Half of the Fourteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1922. OCLC: 7525542 (external link)
Notes: Also available online in MOML (external link)(subscription database)
Abstract: Appendix I contains the text, with translation of the
Statute of Marlborough, c. 9; the Statute of Westminster I, c. 40; the Statute of Westminster II, c. 3; the Statute of Westminster III, c. 48. Appendix II contains select cases from the year books of Edward I, II, and III.

———. Studies in English Legal History. London: Hambledon Press, 1983. ISBN: 0907628117 OCLC: 11043713 (external link)
Abstract: Reprints of papers from various law reviews and scholarly journals.

Pollock, Frederick, and Frederic W. Maitland. The History of English Law before the Time of Edward I. 2 Vols. 2nd ed. Cambridge: University Press, 1923. ISBN: 0521095158 (v.1) 0521095166 (v.2) OCLC: 249379 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Vol. 1 provides a general outline of English legal history up to the accession of Edward I. Vol. 2 expounds the doctrines and rules of law which prevailed in the years of Glanville and Bracton, under Henry II, his sons and grandson.

Potter, Harold, and Albert K. R. Kiralfy. Potter's Historical Introduction to English Law and Its Institutions. 4th ed. London: Sweet and Maxwell, 1958. OCLC: 1822942 (external link)
Abstract: Ties in with Kiralfy, A Sourcebook of English Law.

Powell, Edward. Kingship, Law, and Society: Criminal Justice in the Reign of Henry V . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1989. ISBN: 019820082X OCLC: 19397340 (external link)

Raban, Sandra. Mortmain Legislation and the English Church, 1279-1500. Cambridge studies in medieval life and thought, Third series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. OCLC: 227031735 (external link)

Richardson, Henry G., and George O. Sayles. Law and Legislation From Aethelberht to Magna Carta. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1966. OCLC: 879833 (external link)
Abstract: Appendix contains the parallel texts from the fourth section of the Leges Willelmi, the Instituta Cnuti, and the Quadripartitus.

Sayers, Jane E. Law and Records in Medieval England: Studies on the Medieval Papacy, Monasteries and Records . Collected Studies Series, CS278. London: Variorum Reprints, 1988. ISBN: 0860782263 OCLC: 21966324 (external link)

Sheehan, Michael M. The Will in Medieval England, From the Conversion of the Anglo-Saxons? to the End of the Thirteenth Century. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies. Studies and texts, 6. Toronto, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1963. OCLC: 408396 (external link)
Note: Appendices contain the Latin texts of selected documents, dated from 1245 to 1300, concerning the bequest of property and the execution of wills.

Sheehan, Michael M, and James K. Farge. Marriage, Family, and Law in Medieval Europe: Collected Studies. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. OCLC: 37981077 (external link)

Squibb, George D. The High Court of Chivalry; a Study of the Civil Law in England. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. OCLC: 408398 (external link)

Stenton, Frank M, and Nellie Neilson. Types of Manorial Structure in the Northern Danelaw. Customary Rents. Oxford studies in social and legal history, v.2, no. 3-4. New York, Octagon Books, 1974. OCLC: 2696195 (external link)
Notes: Reprint of the 1910 edition published by Clarendon Press, Oxford. Also available online in MOML (subscription database).

Stewart Brown, Ronald D. The Serjeants of the Peace in Medieval England and Wales. University of Manchester Publications. Historical Series, 71. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1936. OCLC: 4563847 (external link)

Stubbs, William, and James Cornford. The Constitutional History of England in Its Origin and Development. 3 Vols. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1897. OCLC: 38560614 (external link)
Note: Also available online in HeinOnline (external link) (subscription database)
Abstract: Abridged version published by University of Chicago Press in 1979.

Sutherland, Donald W. The Assize of Novel Disseisin. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973. OCLC: 750211 (external link)

Sutherland, Donald W, ed. Quo Warranto Proceedings in the Reign of Edward I, 1278-1294. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1963. OCLC: 408401 (external link)
Abstract: Appendix I contains select documents; Appendix II contains a list of eyres for 1278-1294

Thompson, Faith. Magna Carta; Its Role in the Making of the English Constitution, 1300-1629. New York: Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 1978. OCLC: 13803845 (external link)

Tucker, Penelope. Law Courts and Lawyers in the City of London, 1300-1550. Cambridge studies in English legal history. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. OCLC: 71808157 (external link)

Turner, Ralph V. The English Judiciary in the Age of Glanvill and Bracton, C.1176-1239. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1985. ISBN: 052126510X OCLC: 11210375 (external link)
Abstract: A study of the evolution of a professional judiciary in medieval England through the careers of forty-nine royal justices from the last decade of Henry II until 1239. Appendix lists the Royal Justices from ca. 1176-1239

———. Judges, Administrators and the Common Law in Angevin England. London: Hambledon Press, 1994. ISBN: 185285104X OCLC: 30739445 (external link)

———. The King and His Courts; the Role of John and Henry III in the Administration of Justice, 1199-1240. Ithica, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, 1968. OCLC: 443607 (external link)

Van Caenegem, Raoul C. The Birth of the English Common Law. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. ISBN: 0521356822 OCLC: 59251172 (external link)

Vinogradoff, Paul, Oxford studies in social and legal history. 8v. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1909. OCLC: 1408112 (external link)

Wilkinson, Bertie. The Chancery Under Edward III. Manchester. University. Publications. No.189. Historical series, 51. Manchester: University of Manchester, 1929. OCLC: 185637741 (external link)

Wilkinson, Bertie, ed. The Constitutional History of Medieval England: 1216-1399, With Select Documents. 3 Vols. London:
Longmans, Green, 1948-1958. OCLC: 1862005 (external link)
Abstract: A compilation, grouped by topic and with extensive interpretative commentary, of the main documents of importance for the study of medieval constitutional history. English translation.

Woodcock, Brian L. Medieval Ecclesiastical Courts in the Diocese of Canterbury. Oxford historical series. British series. London: Oxford University Press, 1952. OCLC: 1244007 (external link)

Wormald, Patrick. The Making of English Law: King Alfred to the Twelfth Century. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999-. ISBN: 0631134964 OCLC: 40489115 (external link)


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