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Leadam, I. S., ed; Baldwin, J.F., ed., Select Cases before the King's Council 1243-1482 (Selden Society, 35) Read this source online

Text name(s): Select Cases before the King's Council

Number of pages of primary source text: 0


Dates: 1243 - 1482

Archival Reference: PRO, SC8, Ancient Petitions and

Original Language(s): 

  • Anglo-Norman
  • Latin


  • Translated into English.
  • Original language included.

Translation Comments: facing-page text and translation

Geopolitical Region(s): 

  • England


Record Types: 

  • Court Roll
  • Petition

Subject Headings: 

  • Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
  • Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
  • Diplomacy
  • Economy - Trade
  • Law - Crime
  • Law - Secular
  • Maritime
  • Nobility / Gentry
  • Royalty / Monarchs
  • Towns / Cities
  • War - Military History


  • Introduction


The text includes the original petitions to the Council (almost always in French), the answers of the defendants (in French), the advice of the Council (also in French), and the examination of parties involved (often in Latin). The cases include a dispute between Yarmouth and Lowestoft over the right to collect tolls from ships.

Introduction Summary: 

Extensive Introduction covers procedure before the King’s Council and discusses many cases in depth.

Cataloger: MAK