Chapter

Covenants

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract

Published in print February 1987 | ISBN: 9780198255734
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681622 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0002
Covenants

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This chapter examines the history of formal covenants in England. The writ of covenant became available de cursu in the 13th century and it became well established during the time of Henry de Bracton. It could be used in the form of justices to the sheriff and for initiating litigation directly in the royal court. This chapter explains the provisions of the 1284 Statute of Wales concerning formal covenants.

Keywords: formal covenants; royal court; Henry de Bracton; Statute of Wales

Chapter.  18224 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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