Who Was the Author of Glanvill? Reflections on the Education of Henry II's Common Lawyers

  title={Who Was the Author of Glanvill? Reflections on the Education of Henry II's Common Lawyers},
  author={Ralph V. Turner},
  journal={Law and History Review},
  pages={97 - 127}
  • R. Turner
  • Published 1990
  • History, Law
  • Law and History Review
The legal treatise called Glanvill is proof that by the end of Henry II's reign men capable of shaping the custom of the English curia regis into a systematic law book were present at Westminster. Glanvill is “the first textbook of the English common law.” This treatise was written near the end of Henry II's reign and since the thirteenth century, it has borne the name of his justiciar, Ranulf de Glanvill, although not many scholars today accept his authorship. Why, then, should we raise once… 
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