Common law and equity: History

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pre-1066
Three distinctive systems of law: Law of Wessex, law of Mercia, and the Danelaw. No unified system. Country separated into 32 counties and the laws of customs existed.
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1066
William the Conqueror invaded from France. The greatest result of the Norman Conquest was the introduction of precise and orderly methods into the government and law of England.
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1100-1135
Henry I reigned. Development of an efficient governmental organisation at Westminster. Law was predominately anglo-saxon. Law was administered by the sheriffs locally according to ancient custom - itinerant justices
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1135-1154
Stephen's reign. Utter chaos and civil war - described as 'the anarchy'.
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1154-1189
Henry II reign. Keen to restore order after Stephen's reign. He extended the itinerant justice system established by Henry I.
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1178
Henry II established a court of 5 justices in Westminster. Known as court of common pleas. Known as 'the Bench' as they were static. Dispensed justice of the best customs - sort of common law!
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William the Conqueror invaded from France. The greatest result of the Norman Conquest was the introduction of precise and orderly methods into the government and law of England.

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Henry I reigned. Development of an efficient governmental organisation at Westminster. Law was predominately anglo-saxon. Law was administered by the sheriffs locally according to ancient custom - itinerant justices

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Stephen's reign. Utter chaos and civil war - described as 'the anarchy'.

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Henry II reign. Keen to restore order after Stephen's reign. He extended the itinerant justice system established by Henry I.

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