Procedure in Land Cases

John Hudson

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780198260301
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740640 | DOI:

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Procedure in Land Cases

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Matters of procedure dominate the first great treatise of the common law, the Tractatus de legibus et consuetudinibus regni Anglie, commonly known as Glanvill. When taken together with the early royal plea rolls, Glanvill allows a much fuller account than is possible for earlier periods; therefore this chapter concentrates on the situation in the period from Glanvill to Magna Carta, whilst noting some earlier developments. To set the scene, it examines a famous early case that, if not typical, is illustrative of the concerns that confronted litigants and justices at the time of the Angevin reforms.

Keywords: legal procedures; common law; Angevin reforms

Chapter.  28446 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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