The Transformation of the Keepers of the Peace into the Justices of the Peace 1327–1380

  title={The Transformation of the Keepers of the Peace into the Justices of the Peace 1327–1380},
  author={Bertha Haven Putnam},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  pages={19 - 48}
  • B. H. Putnam
  • Published 1 December 1929
  • History
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
For an adequate understanding of the significance of the “keepers” and the “justices” of the peace, precise answers are needed to several questions. How frequent were breaches of the peace and crimes of violence in the reign of Edward III? Was the situation worse than in the reign of his father or than in the time of the Paston Letters? The orthodox view of the universal prevalence of violence, long ago vividly presented by the late L. Owen Pike, has been recently challenged in an article on… 

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But supplementary instructions to the justices to carry out array were sometimes issued

  • C.P.R

Report of the Royal Commission on the Selection of Justices of the Peace

  • Statutes of Labourers
  • 1911

For the discussion, and for the commission of 26

    1327-30, 88-90. For the sake of brevity my references are usually to the printed Calendar

      1354-60, 655 ; Statutes of Labourers, 17 ; app

        Inquiry by sworn inquest of felonies and trespasses

          The whole subject of array is greatly in need of investigation. Cf. also the added powers over escapes, etc., granted to the justices of the peace by Letters Close

          • C.C.R

          power of determining felonies omitted in Calendar

          • CI -m y Early Treatises