The Coventry Leet Book or Mayor's Register: Containing the records of the city Court Leet or View of frankpledge, A.D. 1420-1555 with divers other matters

1st Edition

Mary Dormer Harris

Routledge
Published September 30, 2018
Reference - 256 Pages
ISBN 9781138604834 - CAT# K388447
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

First published in 1907, this transcribed text provides insight into the social, economic, legal and political lives of the residents of Late Medieval Coventry. The text consists of records of the Coventry Leet, in one view a court held by a Lord of the Manor for the trial of petty offences, and in another a legislative body. Its records reveal the disputes settled by a succession of mayors and their juries, changing each year, between 1420 and 1455. Individual sources date between 1410 and 1441, with two earlier sources from 1251 and 1384.

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