The Black Book of the Admiralty

By Douglas Owen, published October 1911

Abstract

The author explains the origins and contents of this compilation of English admiralty law which was written in Old French. The compilatin includes the earliest Articles of War for the King’s Navy. The author also provides an interesting physical description of the book, of which the earliest manuscript copy ca.1450 is held in the National Archives.

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Filed under: High Middle Ages | Other (location)
Subjects include: Administration

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