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Anthony Musson

together with the availability of possible ‘course texts’ certainly provide circumstantial evidence of law teaching in the early thirteenth century. Parts of Bracton , for example, were available from the early 1220s and then revised during the 1230s, while a set of ‘questions to the court’ ( quaestiones curiae ) intended to stimulate discussion and disputation survive in the contemporary Exchequer

in Medieval law in context
Paul Strohm

founded in personal choice, managed in his own time, and his own time was scarce. His job in Customs was a real job, requiring his presence all or most days of the week and demanding personal Introduction Identifying, and identifying with, Chaucer 21 inspection of cargoes and record-keeping in his own hand, and regular reports and visits to Exchequer. During those and other years in his life, his evening hours would have been the only available time for writing and he undoubtedly laboured when his neighbours were socialising and sleeping. While I won’t claim as

in Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries
Anthony Musson

These contemporary statements are most obviously referring to the royal judges (those sitting in the courts of king’s bench and common pleas) and the king’s serjeants and serjeants-at-law who were at times called upon to advise the royal council or bolster the official element in parliament. This group should also include other legal officers such as the barons of the exchequer and the attorney general

in Medieval law in context
Anthony Musson

required in order to convince the pope, who, besides indicting Edward for his conquest of Scotland in 1296, argued that Alexander Ill’s homage was only for his English estates. To counter this, Edward ordered a comprehensive search of ‘all the rolls and remembrances’ concerning Scottish business, both royal archives (including repositories such as the exchequer and chancery) and monastic records. He also

in Medieval law in context
Anthony Musson

, a senior royal judge before becoming bishop of Norwich and then Winchester, sided with the barons in their refusal to recognise legitimation by a subsequent marriage, which Pope Alexander III had espoused as canon law. 48 The principal officials of royal government and of the later fourteenth-century prerogative courts of chancery and exchequer chamber, the chancellor and the treasurer, were

in Medieval law in context
Anthony Musson

truth, who attacked others in fairs, markets and public places out of spite and with prior planning, or who impeded the duties of arresting constables, bailiffs, coroners and exchequer officials. Additionally within the jurors’ remit were those who hired or sheltered such wrongdoers, incited or aided their acts, or abused their own power and lordship by protecting them. 81 The articles

in Medieval law in context
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Helen Barr

repredicate the Latin/English textual play with the significance of a lawyer’s hands.108 This unruly play is not simply the preserve of fictional texts, even one as earnest as Piers Plowman. Manicules heedless of discursive lines of command also orchestrate works that we might think wholly instructional. The encyclopaedia Omne Bonum in BL MS Royal 6.E.VI and 6.E.VII was compiled by James le Palmer, a Treasurer’s scribe in the Exchequer of Edward III. Attached to hybrid, fantastical creatures, Palmer’s manicules often bypass the text to point to the compiler’s annotations

in Transporting Chaucer
Joshua Davies

justifying his methods: [T]‌here is no certainty or very little of things done other than what is to be found in the Prince’s records which now, by tossing the same from the Exchequer at Caernarfon to the Tower and to the offices in the Exchequer at London, as also by ill-​keeping and ordering of late days, are become a chaos and confusion for any man to find things in order as were needful for him to have who would be ascertained of the truth of things done from time to time. I have, to my charge, done what I could but for my travail have reaped little or nothing as you

in Visions and ruins