The Reputation of Royal Judges Under the Angevin Kings

  title={The Reputation of Royal Judges Under the Angevin Kings},
  author={Ralph V. Turner},
  • R. Turner
  • Published 1 December 1979
  • History, Law
  • Albion
In twelfth and thirteenth-century England complaints that justice was being sold were common, culminating with King John's tacit admission in Magna Carta . Coupled with these complaints were charges of corruption against royal judges, or against royal aulici, curiales , or familiares , since until the middle of Richard I's reign no professional judiciary existed. Even in King John's time, familiares regis still served as judges. Yet a core of royal servants specializing in justice… 
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