History of legal systems and codified law through the ages
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-08-31 19:50
Residents of Manchester, England have declared Her Majesty owner of of an abandoned and vandalized house thanks to a 607-year-old law that turns over ownership of abandoned buildings to the Crown.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-25 15:00
Think you know everything about the cruelty of medieval justice? An article by Heather Whipps of LiveScience may surprise you. A new view is that justice in the Middle Ages was quite progressive.
Submitted by jofoster81 on Sun, 2006-08-20 10:09
The Domesday Book, a handwritten recording of lands and properties under William the Conqueror, is on display and also available on the internet.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-08-12 08:00
A law dating back to the Middle Ages is causing mayhem in the British real estate market.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-07-25 13:51
The British Archives has posted a tutorial for those who want to learn Latin. Latin 1086 – 1733: a practical online tutorial for beginners uses early documents to demonstrate how Latin was used and to teach the basics.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-07-10 09:52
The "Good Parliament" ended in London on July 10, 1376. It was nicknamed by the people of England in recognition of its efforts to end corruption at court.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-23 14:32
The first session of the Icelandic Althing, often considered the world's first parliament, began on June 23, 930.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-22 15:52
On May 22, 1216, French troops entered England by invitation in the First Baron's War, a rebellion ignited by King John's refusal to follow some provisions of the Magna Carta.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-05-19 23:59
The City of London received a charter allowing it to elect its own officials on May 19, 1214.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-17 10:49
On May 17, 1215, the barons of England marched on King John in the uprising that culminated in the signing of the Magna Carta.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-04-13 12:12
On April 13, 1111, Henry V, King of Germany, was crowned Holy Roman Emperor after maneuvering that included capturing Pope Paschal II and deposing his own father.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-04-04 12:31
Boston University's School of Law has produced a searchable database for the English Year Books which are the law reports for the country from the 13th through 16th centuries.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-03-17 16:45
The Republic of Ireland is about to strike hundreds of obsolete laws from its statute books. Some of the laws date back to the time of the Norman invasion.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2006-01-15 15:12
The Walters Art Museum, in Baltimore, Maryland, will exhibit 17 books and manuscripts from the 12th-15th centuries from the museum's collection at "The Art of Law," a manuscript gallery focus show, through April 9.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2005-07-30 09:27
Don't snicker! This week's Aoife's Links takes a serious, scholarly look at the sexuality of women and the profession of prostitution through the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Aoife on Tue, 2005-06-21 15:40
After a week in absence, Dame Aoife is back, with links on medieval criminal justice.
Submitted by Aoife on Wed, 2005-02-23 19:34
Sumptuary laws, that is, laws regulating the use of special clothing, jewelry, or other symbols of rank or station, is the subject of Aoife's Links this week.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2005-02-22 18:06
Lacking a male heir, the Japanese government is creating a new law to allow a woman to succeed to the Imperial throne for the first time in two centuries.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-10 13:40
Researchers at the University of Fribourg believe that a rich cache of letters, written in Greek, prove that residents of 5th century Gaza lived a vibrantly intellectual life.
Submitted by Aoife on Thu, 2005-02-03 08:45
From ancient times, people have found themselves forced to labor for others. The links this week examine how slavery — and other institutions just a step above it — were practiced in the Middle Ages, by various cultures and nations.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2004-05-28 13:50
There has been much discussion recently about the swearing of oaths in the SCA. This week, Dame Aoife shares her links on the subject.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-04-04 15:50
Dame Aoife share links on the subject of medieval seals and signets.
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2004-01-30 02:27
The "Divine Right" of SCA Kings Survey Response Phase ends Feb. 4th, 2004.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-01-19 09:10
Laurellen de Brandevin, of the Kingdom of AnTir, has been working on a survey project relating to the Divine Right of Kings in the SCA.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2003-11-08 16:40
Cyprus Weekly: An article by reporter Barbara Lyssarides looks at the fascinating -- and often dangerous -- history of medieval Cyprus.