Roman Law in England Before the Time of Bracton

  title={Roman Law in England Before the Time of Bracton},
  author={Ralph V. Turner},
  journal={Journal of British Studies},
  pages={1 - 25}
  • R. Turner
  • Published 1975
  • History, Law
  • Journal of British Studies
In Maitland's words, “Of all the centuries the twelfth was the most legal.” It was a time of growth for the great legal systems in the West: English common law, revived Roman law, and canon law. Students of medieval England have rarely concerned themselves with the question of the connection between these legal systems. For six centuries, from Bracton until the rise of modern legal history with Maitland, the study of English law was insular, ignoring the continental legal systems. When a… 
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