Project Status: Complete

Early English Laws Online has as its goal the publication in print and translation of all English legal codes up to Magna Carta in 1215. Currently, the project has digitized and indexed a number of legal texts from the period in Latin, Old French, and Old English. One can search by text name, abbreviation, category, or by the king under whose reign the laws were written. Likewise, one can view catalog data and links to other repositories containing manuscripts of the legal codes. A few of these manuscripts have images that can be viewed in the site’s manuscript viewer.

The project also contains a bibliography on English law, a glossary, contextual essays, and links to other related projects.

Resource details:

Resource Type: BibliographyCatalogDictionary/GlossaryImagesManuscripts/FacsimilesText: MedievalText: Modern

License: Must provide creditNo Fee

Modern Language: English

Language of Modern Translation: English

Medieval content details:

Dates: 600 - 1215

Subject: Civil LawCrimeEarly English StudiesEarly Germanic PeoplesEarly Medieval EnglandHistoryLawPolitical ThoughtReligious Law

Type/Genre of Medieval Primary Source Material: Art and ArtifactsLegal CodesLegislationManuscriptsMaterial EvidenceTextual Evidence

Geopolitical Region: British Isles and IrelandEnglandEuropeWales

Original Language: Anglo-NormanEnglishFrenchLatinMiddle EnglishOld EnglishOld French (12-13C)