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English Legal Materials

A guide to researching English cases and statutes, both current and historical.

HeinOnline's World Constitutions Illustrated

Historical Statutes

Note that early English statutes are often cited to based on the year of the monarch in power's reign (the regnal year) rather than the calendar year.  You will likely want to consult a table of Regnal Years

Statutes of the Realm (1225-1713) (12 vols)
This set includes the Statutes or Acts of the Parliament of England and of Great Britain from 1235 to 1713.  It is accompanied by an Alphabetical Index and a Chronological Index.  It also includes statutes no longer in force.

2, Acts and Ordinances of the Interregnum, 1642-1660
Contains statutes passed during the rule of Oliver Cromwell.

3, Chitty's Statutes of Practical Utility (1235-1910) (16 vols)

Historical Legislative Materials