The third version of the Latin treatise known now as the Leges Edwardi Confessoris, which was not issued by King Edward the Confessor (1042–1066), but is an anonymous composition of the 1130s. The reviser of the third version, working some time before the end of the third quarter of the twelfth century, added no new chapters to version 2, but instead edited the entire text thoroughly, adjusting the text for clarity and, it appears, to bring it into line with newer understandings of the law.

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