This includes modern editions of texts, under the names of their editors. It does not include books cited only once for specific items of information. For primary sources, including manuscripts, see the Table of Abbreviations. Original primary sources are not listed separately; they are cited either in the short forms indicated in the Table of Abbreviations or in full in the notes.
Alsop, J. D., ‘William Fleetwood and English Historical Scholarship’ (1994) 25 Sixteenth-Century Journal 155–76.
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Baker, J. H., Catalogue of English Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge University Library (Woodbridge, 1996).
Baker, J. H., Readers and Readings in the Inns of Court and Chancery (13 SS Suppl. Series, 2000).
Baker, J. H., The Law’s Two Bodies (Oxford, 2001).
Baker, J. H., Oxford History of the Laws of England, vi (1483–1558) (Oxford, 2003).
Baker, J. H., The Men of Court 1440–1550: A Prosopography of the Inns of Court and Chancery and the Courts of Law (18 SS Suppl. Series, 2012), two volumes.
Baker, J. H., Collected Papers on English Legal History (Cambridge, 2013), three volumes.
Baker, J. H., ‘The Legal Force and Effect of Magna Carta’, in Magna Carta: Muse & Mentor, ed. Holland, R. J. (Library of Congress [Washington, DC], 2014), pp. 65–84, (notes) 258–61.
Baker, J. H., ed., The Reports of Sir John Spelman (93–94 SS, 1977–8), two volumes.
Baker, J. H., Reports from the Lost Notebooks of Sir James Dyer, i (109–10 SS, 1994–95), two volumes.
Baker, J. H., Selected Readings and Commentaries on Magna Carta 1400–1604 (132 SS, 2015).
Barnes, T. G., ‘The Prerogative and Environmental Control of London Building in the Early Seventeenth Century’ (1970) 58 California Law Review 1332–63.
Barnes, T. G., ‘A Cheshire Seductress, Precedent, and a “Sore Blow” to Star Chamber’ in On the Laws and Customs of England: Essays in Honor of Samuel E. Thorne, ed. Arnold, M. S. and others (Chapel Hill, 1981), pp. 359–82.
Bémont, C., ed., Chartes des Libertés Anglaises (Paris, 1892).
Bindoff, S. T., ed., The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1509–1558 (1982), three volumes.
Birdsall, P., ‘“Non Obstante”: A Study of the Dispensing Power of the English Kings’ in Essays in History and Politics in Honor of C. H. McIlwain (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 37–76.
Blackstone, W., The Great Charter (Oxford, 1759).
Boyer, A. D., Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age (Stanford, CA, 2003).
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Brooks, C. W., ‘The Place of Magna Carta and the Ancient Constitution in Sixteenth-Century English Legal Thought’ (1993) in Roots of Liberty, ed. Sandoz (q.v.), pp. 74–114.
Brooks, C. W., Law, Politics and Society in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 2008).
Brooks, C. W., ‘A Puritan Collaboration in Defence of the Liberty of the Subject: James Morice, Robert Beale and the Elizabethan Campaign against Ecclesiastical Authority’ in Collaboration and Interdiscipliniarity in the Republic of Letters, ed. Scott, P. (Manchester, 2011), pp. 1–14.
Burgess, G., ‘Common Law and Political Theory in Early Stuart England’ (1988) 40 Political Science 4–17
Burgess, G., Politics of the Ancient Constitution 1603–42 (1992).
Burgess, G., Absolute Monarchy and the Stuart Constitution (New Haven, CT, 1996).
Butterfield, H., Magna Carta in the Historiography of the 16th and 17th Centuries (1969).
Cam, H. M., Magna Carta: Event or Document? (SS lecture, 1965).
Carpenter, D., Magna Carta (2015).
Chrimes, S. B., ‘The Constitutional Ideas of Dr Cowell’ (1949) 64 EHR 461–87.
Chrimes, S. B, ‘Richard II’s Questions to the Judges’ (1956) 72 LQR 365–90.
Christianson, P., ‘Young John Selden and the Ancient Constitution c. 1610–18’ (1984) 128 Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 271–315.
Christianson, P., ‘Royal and Parliamentary Voices on the Ancient Constitution 1604–21’ (1991) in The Mental World of the Jacobean Court, ed. Peck (q.v.), pp. 71–95.
Christianson, P., ‘Ancient Constitutions in the Age of Sir Edward Coke and John Selden’ (1993) in Roots of Liberty, ed. Sandoz (q.v.), pp. 115–84.
Cockburn, J. S., A History of English Assizes 1558–1714 (Cambridge, 1972).
Collinson, P., The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967).
Collinson, P., Richard Bancroft and Elizabethan Anti-Puritanism (Cambridge, 2013).
Cope, E. S., ‘Sir Edward Coke and Proclamations 1610’ (1971) 15 American Journal of Legal History 215–21.
Corré, J. I., ‘The Argument, Decision and Reports of Darcy v. Allen’ (1996) 45 Emory Law Journal 1261–1327.
Corwin, E. S., ‘The Doctrine of Due Process before the Civil War’ (1911) 24 Harvard Law Review 366–85, 460–79.
Croft, P., ‘Fresh Light on Bate’s Case’ (1987) 30 Historical Journal 523–39.
Cromartie, A., The Constitutinalist Revolution: An Essay on the History of England 1450–1642 (Cambridge, 2006).
Davies, D. S., ‘Further Light on the Case of Monopolies’ (1932) 48 LQR 394–414.
Dawson, J. P., ‘Coke and Ellesmere Disinterred: The Attack on the Chancery in 1616’ (1941) 36 Illinois Law Review 127–52.
Dawson, J. P., ‘The Privy Council and Private Law in the Tudor and Stuart Period’ (1950) 48 Michigan Law Review 393–428, 627–56.
Derrett, J. D. M., ‘The Trial of Sir Thomas More’ (1964) 79 EHR 449–77.
Dietz, F. C., English Government Finance 1485–1558 (2nd edn, 1964).
Donald, M. B., Elizabethan Monopolies (Edinburgh, 1961).
Dunham, W. H., ‘Regal Power and the Rule of Law: A Tudor Paradox’ (1964) 3 Journal of British Studies 24–56.
Dunham, W. H., ‘Magna Carta & British Constitutionalism’ in The Great Charter: Four Essays on Magna Carta and the History of our Liberty (New York, 1965), pp. 26–50.
Edie, C. A., ‘Tactics and Strategies: Parliament’s Attack on the Royal Dispensing Power 1597–1689’ (1985) 29 American Journal of Legal History 197–234.
Elton, G. R., Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government (Cambridge, 1974–92).
Elton, G. R., The Tudor Constitution (2nd edn, 1982).
Elton, G. R., The Parliament of England 1559–81 (Cambridge, 1986).
Epstein, J. J., ‘Francis Bacon and the Challenge to the Prerogative in 1610’ (1969) 2 Journal of Historical Studies 272–82.
Forrest, I., The Detection of Heresy in Late Medieval England (Oxford, 2005).
Fussner, F. S., ed., ‘William Camden’s “Discourse concerning the Prerogative of the King” [c. 1615]’ (1957) 101 Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 204–15.
Garnett, G., ‘“The Ould Fields”: Law and History in the Prefaces to Sir Edward Coke’s Reports’ (2013) 34 Journal of Legal History 245–84.
Goldsworthy, J., The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy (Oxford, 1999).
Gough, J. W., Fundamental Law in English Constitutional History (Oxford, 1955).
Gray, C. [M.], ‘Reason, Authority, and Imagination: The Jurisprudence of Sir Edward Coke’ in Culture and Politics from Puritanism to the Enlightenment, ed. Zagorin, P. (Berkeley, 1980), pp. 25–66.
Gray, C. [M.], The Writ of Prohibition: Jurisdiction in Early Modern English Law (New York, 1994), two volumes.
Gray, C. [M.], ‘Self-Incrimination in Interjurisdictional Law’ in The Privilege against Self-Incrimination, ed. Helmholz, R. H. and others (Chicago, 1997), pp. 47–81.
Greenberg, J., The Radical Face of the Ancient Constitution: St Edward’s ‘Laws’ in Early Modern Political Thought (Cambridge, 2001).
Griffith-Jones, R., and Hill, M., eds., Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law (Cambridge, 2015).
Guy, J. A., The Public Career of Sir Thomas More (Brighton, 1980).
Guy, J. A., ed., The Debellation of Salem and Bizance (10 Complete Works of St Thomas More, New Haven, CT, 1987).
Guy, J. A., ed., The Reign of Elizabeth I (Cambridge, 1995).
Hall, G. D. G., ‘Impositions and the Courts 1554–1606’ (1953) 69 LQR 200–18.
Halliday, P., Habeas Corpus: From England to Empire (Cambridge, MA, 2010).
Harris, R., ‘William Fleetwood, Recorder of the City, and Catholicism in Elizabethan London’ (1963) 7 Recusant History 106–22.
Hart, J. S., The Rule of Law 1603–1660: Crowns, Courts and Judges (2003).
Hasler, P. W., ed., The History of Parliament: The House of Commons 1558–1603 (1981), three volumes.
Heinze, R. W., ‘Proclamations and Parliamentary Protest 1539–1610’ in Tudor Rule and Revolution, ed. Guth, D. J. and McKenna, J. W. (Cambridge, 1982), pp. 237–59.
Helmholz, R. H., ‘Bonham’s Case, Judicial Review, and the Law of Nature’ (2009) 1 Journal of Legal Analysis 324–53.
Henderson, E. G., Foundations of English Administrative Law (Cambridge, MA, 1963).
Holt, J. C., ‘The Origins of the Constitutional Tradition in England’ in Magna Carta and Medieval Government, ed. J. C. Holt (1985), pp. 1–22.
Holt, J. C, Magna Carta, 3rd edn by Garnett, G. and Hudson, J. (Cambridge, 2015).
Hulme, E. W., ‘The Early History of the English Patent System’ in Select Essays in Anglo-American Legal History (Boston, MA, 1909), iii. 117–48.
Ibbetson, D., ‘The Earl of Oxford’s Case (1615)’ in Landmark Cases in Equity, ed. Mitchell, C. and Mitchell, P. (Oxford 2012), pp. 1–32.
Jenks, E., ‘The Myth of Magna Carta’ (1905) 4 Independent Review 260–73.
Jones, W. J., The Elizabethan Court of Chancery (Oxford, 1967).
Keir, D. L., ‘The Case of Ship Money’ (1936) 52 LQR 546–74.
Kelly, H. A., ‘Inquisition and the Prosecution of Heresy: Misconceptions and Abuses’ (1989) 58 Church History 439–51.
Kelly, H. A., Inquisitions and other Trial Procedures in the Medieval West (Aldershot, 2001).
Kelly, H. A., with Karlin, L. W. and Wegemer, G. B., eds., Thomas More’s Trial by Jury (Woodbridge, 2011).
Kitching, C. J., ‘The Quest for Concealed Lands in the Reign of Elizabeth I’ (1974) 5 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society (5th series) 63–78.
Klinck, D. R., Conscience, Equity and the Court of Chancery in Early Modern England (Farnham, 2013).
Knafla, L. A., Law and Politics in Jacobean England: the Tracts of Lord Chancellor Ellesmere (Cambridge, 1977).
Langbein, J. H., Torture and the Law of Proof (Chicago, 1977).
Levack, B. P., The Civil Lawyers in England 1603–1641: A Political Study (Oxford, 1973).
Levack, B. P., ‘English Law, Scots Law and the Union 1603–1707’ in Law-Making and Law-Makers in British History, ed. A. Harding (1980), 105–26.
Levack, B. P., ‘Law, Sovereignty and the Union’ in Scots and Britons: British Political Thought and the Union of 1603, ed. Mason, R. A. (Cambridge, 1994), pp. 213–37.
Lewis, A. H., A Study of Elizabethan Ship Money (Philadelphia, 1928).
Lidington, D. R., ‘The Enforcement of the Penal Statutes at the Court of Exchequer c. 1558-c. 1571’ (unpublished Cambridge PhD dissertation, 1988).
Loach, J., Parliament and the Crown in the Reign of Mary Tudor (1986).
Loach, J., Parliament under the Tudors (Oxford, 1991).
Lobban, M., A History of the Philosophy of Law in the Common Law World, 1600–1900 (Dordrecht, 2007).
McGlynn, M., The Royal Prerogative and the Learning of the Inns of Court (Cambridge, 2003).
McGlynn, M., ‘From Charter to Common Law: the Rights and Liberties of the Pre-Reformation Church’ in Magna Carta, Religion and the Rule of Law, ed. Griffith-Jones, R. and Hill, M. (Cambridge, 2015), pp. 53–69.
McGlynn, M., ed., The Rights and Liberties of the English Church: Readings from the Pre-Reformation Inns of Court (129 SS, 2015).
McIlwain, C. H., The High Court of Parliament and its Supremacy (New Haven, 1910).
McIlwain, C. H., ‘Due process of Law in Magna Carta’ (1914) 14 Columbia Law Review 27–51; reprinted in Constitutionalism and the Changing World: Collected Papers (Cambridge, 1939), pp. 86–126.
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McIlwain, C. H., ed., Political Works of James I (Cambridge, MA, 1918).
McKechnie, W. S., Magna Carta: A Commentary on the Great Charter of King John (Glasgow, 1906; 2nd edn, 1914).
Maguire, M., ‘Attack of the Common Lawyers on the Oath Ex Officio’ in Essays in History and Political Theory in Honour of C. H. McIlwain, ed. Wittke, C. (Cambridge, MA, 1936), pp. 199–229.
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Malden, H. E., ed., Magna Carta Commemoration Essays (1917).
Matthew, H. C. G., and Harrison, B., eds., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford, 2004), 61 volumes.
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