[Nichols, John; Richard Gough]. A Collection of all the Wills, Now Known to Be Extant, of the Kings and Queens of England, Princes and Princesses of Wales, and every Branch of the Blood Royal, from the Reign of William the Conqueror, to that of Henry the Seventh Exclusive: With Explanatory Notes and a Glossary. London: J. Nichols, 1780. x, 434 pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781886363878; ISBN-10: 1886363870. Hardcover cloth. New. $36.95 * Fascinating collection of wills of every branch of the "blood royal." "This series of miscellaneous and different wills presents us with many curious particulars. We learn from them more of the manners and private life of our illustrious ancestors, some new facts in their public history, and several new descents in their pedigrees. The prospect of death sets their lives in a new point of light." (From the Preface.) These wills of royals from William the Conqueror through Henry the Seventh are in their original language (some in law French), often preceded by a brief introduction, annotations, and postscripts in English. With a Glossary and "Additional Observations and Corrections." Sweet & Maxwell, A Legal Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations I:495 (48). Catalogue of the Library of the Law School of Harvard University II:223.
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