Medieval exam 3 notes

Medieval exam 3 notes - Medieval England - FINAL 14:07 EdI:...

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Unformatted text preview: Medieval England - FINAL 14:07 EdI: wanted to make drastic changes to the institutions Statatory enactments Not a single unified code Eds enactments occurred in a series of laws for about 15 years Length of time to carry out reform indicates several things o King had other things he had to do- wars with welsh. Etc. o As he discovered problems that required his attention, when the time came, he would deal with it. Trying to bring order to common law. o Result was his enactments made a halt on judges made on them o Emergence of legal professrion Not a coherent program Leg came about as a demand, as it became apparent that certain cases before really hadnt provided remedy of law Some of statutes have 50 or more statutes Some of the laws are just a mass of variable 1275, a year after ed claimed throne, he enacted the statute of Westminister 1 50 articles o jury trials, strength of strattles for debt, wardships, civil and criminal matters Statute of Glouster- considered the rights of franchize courts o He runs the whole 100 court, and it was part of his fief. So here king is trying to define the rights of franchised courts o Given grants to tennants for land. Leasing them the land 1279 wanted to protect royal rights as well. Statute of Mort Main. o Dead hand o People would grant fiefs to religious institutions so priests will offer prayers for their dead relatives for their own demise. o Question is who is going to owe feudal obligations? o Writ Utrum: whether it is held in military service or not. o A lot of land not granted this way, church claiming they dont have to perform feudal obligations. King losing out and so is his vassels. o Now you cant grant land to churches without royal license. 1280s he issued Acton Burnell (1283) customary laws that reg relations among merchants 1284 issued statute of ruddlan o set up government for newly conquered regions of wales, and other territories under eng admin o limit the sort of cases brought to the court of the exchequer o only those with which crown has interest o if king and someone is disputing, this is the sort of case that would go before exchequer o If it is over two individuals over debt, wi o 1285, statute of Westmin II and Winchester o Westmin II 50 chapters Issues involving inheritance, assizes, claims against debtors, property, limitation on certain kinds of writs o Winchester Reg local police jurisdiction Local law enforcement more effective Established commissions of array Local draft lords When ed mobilizes army, promotes commissioners of array to...
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Medieval exam 3 notes - Medieval England - FINAL 14:07 EdI:...

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