The fourth version of the Latin treatise known now as the Leges Edwardi Confessoris (1130s?) is a revision of the third version of the Leges, which was itself produced in the third quarter of the twelfth century. The fourth version was revised as part of the creation of the Leges Anglorum, a chronologically arranged collection of English laws produced in the early years of the thirteenth century. This version adds extensive material concerning the law-making and empire-building of previous British and English kings, including the legendary King Arthur. Its additions have been thought to constitute preliminary statements of political complaint associated with the opposition to King John (1199–1216) in the lead-up to Magna Carta (1215).


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