Archive for April 22nd, 2012

A. W. B. Simpson on English Wills in the 12th and 13th Centuries (2012-4-22)

A study of the ancient English common law begins, for many points, with the law that developed after 1066.  The history of inheritances of land is certainly curious, as we inevitably find it tied to the duties owed in a feudal, agricultural society. Here is an excellent analysis from Oxford Prof. A. W. B. Simpson. […]