Kings, Barons and Justices: The Making and Enforcement of Legislation in Thirteenth-Century England / Edition 4

Kings, Barons and Justices: The Making and Enforcement of Legislation in Thirteenth-Century England / Edition 4

by Paul Brand, Rosamond McKitterick, Christine Carpenter
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521372461

ISBN-13: 9780521372466

Pub. Date: 04/28/2014

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book consists of a study of two important and related pieces of thirteenth-century English legislation—the Provisions of Westminster of 1259 and the Statute of Marlborough of 1267. In establishing the political and legal context of these statutes and examining the process of drafting them, the volume utilizes an exceptionally wide range of manuscript

Overview

This book consists of a study of two important and related pieces of thirteenth-century English legislation—the Provisions of Westminster of 1259 and the Statute of Marlborough of 1267. In establishing the political and legal context of these statutes and examining the process of drafting them, the volume utilizes an exceptionally wide range of manuscript sources. Revealing how the legislation was used and interpreted up to 1307, it is the first major work on any of the statutes in this period of major legislative change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521372466
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2014
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series , #56
Pages:
532
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.42(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Politics and the Legislative Reform of the Common Law: 1. The making of the Provisions of Westminster: the process of drafting and their political context; 2. The making of the Provisions of Westminster: the social and legal context and the evolution of the individual clauses (i); 3. The making of the Provisions of Westminster: the social and legal context and the evolution of the individual clauses (ii); 4. Enforcement of the Provisions of Westminster during the initial stages of their existence, 1259–63; 5. The revision and reissuing of the Provisions, 1263–4; 6. The revised Provisions in action, 1263–7; 7. The final revision and reissue of the Provisions of Westminster: the Statute of Marlborough of 1267; Part II. Beyond Politics: The Enforcement and Interpretation of the Statute of Marlborough in the Courts, 1267–1307: 8. Contra formam feoffamenti: the statutory action for tenants contesting liability to suit of court after 1267; 9. Other mechanisms for the enforcement of chapter nine; other reforms affecting the lord-tenant relationship; 10. Reforms in the criminal justice system; 11. Reforms in the procedures of the Royal Courts; 12. The extension of existing remedies; 13. Enforcing the accountability of socage guardians; 14. Controlling the use of distraint; 15. Remedying abuses in the operation of local courts; 16. Conclusions; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.

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