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The Oxford History of the Laws of England: 871-1216

John Hudson


This volume, in the Oxford History of the Laws of England series, spans three centuries that encompassed the tumultuous years of the Norman conquest, and during which the common law as we know it today began to emerge. It treats all aspects of the early development of the English common law in a century, and features research into the original sources that bring the era to life, and provides an interpretative account, a subject analysis, and glimpses into medieval disputes. Starting with King Alfred (871–899), this book examines the particular contributions of the Anglo‐Saxon period to the dev ... More

Keywords: Norman conquest, common law, English law, King Alfred, Anglo‐Saxon period, royal government, court structure, King Stephen, landholding, Angevin period

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198260301
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260301.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Hudson, author
Professor of Legal History, University of St Andrews, William W. Cook Global Law Professor, Michigan Law School