Foundation of common law has commonly been traced back to him. Succeeded in restoring the firm government of Henry I's days.
as an alternative to battle
Treatise on the laws and customs of England is traditionally but questionably attributed to him.
(i.e. the donee cannot alienate and nor can his son1) – though in this period the most common descender plaintiff is the first heir
(i.e. the donee cannot alientate, and nor can his
son or grandson) (extension of descender beyond first heir still challengeable –
Belyng’s Case (1312) – but challenge fails)
but restraint on alienation does not extend beyond the fourth degree, the third heir (i.e. the donee cannot alienate, and nor can his son, grandson, or great-grandson)
‘After 1452 at latest it is highly probable that many of the bills of Middlesex were fictitious’ (Blatcher, Court of King’s Bench)
- trespass vi et armis
- trespass super casum
principally by adaption of the chancery subpoena