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Report No. a148

Collectio Regalis



Alternative Names

Londinensis V



Part of the ‘English Group’ with the Collectiones Wigorniensis altera, Belverensis, Cantanuariensis, Roffensis, Fontanensis and Dunelmensis prima. All of the decretals belong to the pontificate of Alexander III (1159–81). Primitive in organization but supplied with many rubrics and several decretals dealing with procedure. Formerly referred to as Londinensis V.



No. 1

Collectio Regalis.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Collectio Regalis.


London, BL Royal. 15.B.IV, fol. 107v–118v



C. Duggan, ‘Decretal Collections from Gratian’s Decretum to the Compilationes antiquae: The Making of the New Case Law’, in The History of Medieval Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140–1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX, W. Hartmann and K. Pennington, ed. (History of Medieval Canon Law 6; Washington DC 2008) 257, 259–60.

C. Duggan, Twelfth Century Decretal Collections and their Importance in English History (University of London Historical Studies 12; London 1963) 81–84.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 285.