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*Constitutions of Clarendon (1164)
*General Legal Documents>>
*Laws of William the Conqueror
*Magna Carta
>> These topics are cross-referenced.

* Assize of Clarendon, 1166
An assize of Henry II of England concerning justice. From the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

URL: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/medieval/assizecl.htm        
Total Clicks: 3,934         Last Click: 20 February 2019
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* Bracton: De Legibus Et Consuetudinibus AngliƦ: Bracton on the Laws and Customs of England by Henry of Bratton [NetSERF Select]
Excellent site to learn about Bracton's text. There is a search interface to look for specfic words or phrases. Also, you can look at the Latin and English texts one above the other or separately (helpful in learning your legal Latin).

URL: http://hlsl5.law.harvard.edu/bracton/         Link Verified by NetSERF: 12 March 2011
Total Clicks: 4,402         Last Click: 21 February 2019
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* Confirmation of the Charters, 1297
Proclamation of Edward I of England, reaffirming previous charters and assizes. From the Avalon Project at the Yale Law School.

URL: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/medieval/confcha.htm        
Total Clicks: 3,682         Last Click: 17 February 2019
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* Dialogue Concerning the Exchequer. circa 1180
A long dialogue between a disciple and a master concerning the English Exchequer and its many rules and customs. For example, "What Scutage is, and why it is so called." A great resource for anyone interested in English law and administrative history.
Site Info: 266K

URL: http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/medieval/excheq.htm         Link Verified by NetSERF: 17 October 2013
Total Clicks: 9,360         Last Click: 20 February 2019
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* History in Deed: Medieval Society & the Law in England, 1100-1600
This site presents the translated texts of 157 different charters from the holdings of the Harvard Law School Library. They span the period between 1100 and 1600. The charters are grouped into sections such as Law & Society, Seals, the Washfield Saga: Land Tenurer, Family History in Devon: 1275-1800, and others. Unfortunately the site does not give the illustrations nor the original Latin text of these charters. It is still very interesting to look through.

URL: http://www.law.harvard.edu/library/collections/special/exhibitions/history_in_deed/        
Total Clicks: 5,960         Last Click: 19 February 2019
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* Scrope-Grosvenor Trial: (1385-1390)
"This trial was held by the Court of Chivalry to determine which family, the Scropes or the Grosvenors, had the right to bear the arms -- azure, a bend or (blue with a gold diagonal stripe) -- to which both families laid claim. The court took depositions from every available armigerous ('arm-bearing') gentleman it could find, asking each to testify about when and where he had seen the arms displayed and who had borne them."

URL: http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/special/lifemann/scropetrial/index.html        
Total Clicks: 4,622         Last Click: 19 February 2019
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