Legal Archives

Just a short post (since I’m on the road) but the O’Quinn Law Library has launched a site called The Anglo-American Legal Tradition which reproduces images of legal documents from Medieval and Early Modern England from the Public Records Office in London.

The site includes a useful overview essay on Legal Tradition and Legal System by Professor Robert C. Palmer.

But the site now means that we can do serious work with original documents, even if one has to learn how to read legal texts that look like this:

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