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Collection of 13th and 14th Century English Land Grants

Identifier: MSS-009
Description These documents provide tangible evidence of the feudal system of property law prevalent in medieval and early modern Britain and Europe. They date from the end of the reign of Edward I, who was revered by later generations as the English Justinian, after the statutes of Quia Emptores (1290) and De Donis (1285) had made land freely alienable for the first time since the Norman Conquest. The first grant is for lands to be held by full copyhold tenure – basically an inheritable...
Dates: 1280 - 1304
Found in: Manuscripts

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