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Volume compiled in the 16th century containing various royal documents

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 486
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Volume compiled, containing:

  1. (fols. 1-23) digest of statutes and cases relating to forest law from Edward the Confessor to Henry VI
  2. (fols. 27-64) treatise on the nature of forests and forest law
  3. (fols. 68-73) summaries of pleadings and judgments in cases in the Exchequer and Queen's Bench, 25-6 Eliz. I
  4. (fols. 77-153) lectures in law French given in 1571 by George Fetiplace of the Middle Temple on the statute concerning tenants in chief of the King, 2 and 3 Ed. VI, cap. 8. Published in microform, and more fully described in Baker, pp. 185-6.


  • Creation: In the 16th century


163 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • English

Preferred Citation

Oxford, Bodleian Libraries [followed by shelfmark and folio or page reference, e.g. MS. Eng. hist. c. 486, fols. 1-2].

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MS. Eng. hist. c. 486

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 8778


Volume compiled in the 16th century containing various royal documents.

Biographical / Historical

Edward the Confessor (1003-1066), was the last king of the House of Wessex, ruling from 1042 to 1066. Henry VI (1421-1471), was King of England from 1422 to 1461 and again from 1470 to 1471, and disputed King of France from 1422 to 1453. Elizabeth I (1533-1603), was Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death on 24 March 1603.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Given by L. K. Elmhirst, 1958.

Physical Facet

20th-cent. half vellum binding

Volume compiled in the 16th century containing various royal documents
EAD version 2019 by Alice Whichelow
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Repository Details

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Weston Library
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