Author:Frederic William Maitland

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Frederic William Maitland
English jurist and historian; Downing Professor of Law, Trinity College, Cambridge University
This author wrote articles for the Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900
Articles written by this author are designated in the DNB by the initials "F. W. M."

This author wrote articles for the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica
Articles written by this author are designated in the EB1911 by the initials "F. W. M."

Frederic William Maitland



  • Pleas of the crown for the county of Gloucester, 1884 IA
  • Justice and police, 1885 IA
  • Bracton's Note book. A collection of cases decided in the King's courts during the reign of Henry the Third. 1887 IA 1, IA 2, IA 3
  • Why the History of English Law is Not Written, 1888 (short work) IA
  • Select pleas in manorial and other seignorial courts, 1889 IA
  • Three rolls of the King's court in the reign of King Richard the First. A.D. 1194-1195 Published 1891 IA
  • (ed.) The court baron, (1891) with William Paley Baildon IA
  • English Law and the Renaissance [djvu]
  • Domesday Book and Beyond (1896) IA
  • Township and borough, 1898 IA
  • Roman canon law in the Church of England, 1898 IA
  • Magistri Vacarii summa de matrimonio. 1898 (short work) IA
  • History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I, Volume One; Volume Two (Second Edition, 1898) (with Frederick Pollock) IA
  • Political theories of the Middle Age by Otto Friedrich von Gierke, (translator) 1900 IA
  • English law and the renaissance, 1901 IA
  • The charters of the borough of Cambridge, With Mary Bateson, 1901 IA
  • Year Books of Edward II., 1903 IA 1, IA 2, IA 3, IA 4, IA 5, IA 6, IA 7, IA 8
  • The life and letters of Leslie Stephen, 1906 IA
  • The Constitutional History of England (1908) IA
  • The collected papers of Frederic William Maitland: Downing professor of the laws of England, 1911 IA 1, IA 2, IA 3
  • A sketch of English legal history. With Francis Charles Montague, 1915 IA
  • Equity, also the forms of action at common law, 1916 IA

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Contribution to Cambridge Modern History[edit]


  • "The Corporation Sole"
  • "The Crown as Corporation"
  • "The Unincorporated Body"
  • "The Domesday Book"
  • "Trust and Corporation"

Works about Maitland[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.

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