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Among 1300 and 1550, London's courts have been an important English lay legislations courts outdoor Westminster. They served the main lively and cutting edge of the neighborhood jurisdictions during which customized mixed with the typical legislations to provide assorted criminal treatments from these contemporaneously on hand within the primary courts. extra importantly for the long run, not just did London's practices impact different neighborhood courts, yet they prompted the improvement of the nationwide universal legislation, and fairly probably the advance of the criminal occupation itself. This e-book presents a close account, obtainable to non-legal historians, of the management of the legislation by means of the medieval and early smooth urban of London. In analysing the workings of London's legislation and legislation courts and the careers of these who labored in them, it exhibits how that management, and people thinking about it, helped to form the trendy English legislation.

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84 81 82 83 84 CalLBE, p. 218, Riley, Munimenta Gildhallae, I, pp. 438–9, a copy of a writ of 1328 ordering the royal justices to allow ‘without demur, the customs of the City recorded by the Mayor and citizens in any plea or plaint’, used successfully to secure the same end a century later: CalLBL, p. 88. Les Reports de les Cases . . , The Seconde part of Henry the Sixt . . , Mich. 35 Henry VI, fo. 35, pl. 25. Coke’s Reports, Parts 7 and 8, fo. 126.

67, 68, 70. Brooke, Keir, London 800–1216, pp. 266–76. Bolton, Medieval English Economy, Chapters 7 and 9. 22 Law courts and lawyers in the city of london marked. Trade not only reduced in volume but changed in nature. There was more demand for goods of middling quality and cheap frivolities than there had been, and, perhaps, less for the most extravagant luxuries. More importantly in terms of later developments, although England remained an exporter of semiprocessed materials such as lead and tin and, above all, wool, increasingly it was manufacturing and exporting good quality, finished cloth as well.

61 The city, however, in its support for the rebellious barons in the 1250s and 1260s, gave Henry III cause to be careful about allowing it too much independence. Consequently, while his charter of 1268 granted the citizens ‘all their 56 57 58 60 Statutes of the Realm, I, p. 390; Riley, Munimenta Gildhallae, I, pp. 519–20. Rotuli Parliamentorum, III, p. 306; Riley, Munimenta Gildhallae, I, p. 519. 59 See pp. 123–8. Riley, Munimenta Gildhallae, I, p. 129. , I, p. 132. , I, p. 134. ’62 This caveat might well have proved to be the trojan horse which permitted the destruction of city custom.

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