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Legal readings and reports, Late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Hh.02.01

Scope and Contents

(1) Law readings on statutes from the reigns of King Edward II, King Henry VII and King Henry VIII. The readers are Sir Thomas Froweke (or Frowycke), one reading; John Denishill (or Densell), nine readings; 'Mr Anslowe' [Richard Onslow?], six readings; Ambrose Gilbert, seven readings; Mr Blanchard (or Blencher), 11 readings; Robert Bell, eight readings, with the names and arguments of some of the moot-men (Fleetwood, Farmer and Nicholls) also given; James Dyer, five readings; between the readings of Blanchard and Bell are some cases adjudged between 27 and 33 Eliz. I, amongst which are Chudley's case and that of Harris v. Winge; the latter is reported at great length, with the arguments of counsel, Sir John Popham, attorney general, Sir Thomas Egerton, solicitor-general, Coke, Evans and Whight; (2) reports of cases adjudged between between 24 Eliz. I and 4 Charles I, chiefly in the king's bench, a few in the common pleas, exchequer and star-chamber.


  • Creation: Late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries


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1 volume(s)

Language of Materials


Custodial History

In the Library by the mid 1750s.


Repository Details

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