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
- Translated into English.
- Original language included.
Translation Comments: facing-page text and translation
- Court Roll
- Clergy - Monks, Nuns, Friars
- Clergy - Priests, Bishops, Canons
- Economy - Trade
- Law - Crime
- Law - Secular
- Nobility / Gentry
- Royalty / Monarchs
- Towns / Cities
- War - Military History
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.
Extensive Introduction covers procedure before the King’s Council and discusses many cases in depth.