The Hundred Rolls

  • Medieval Era
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Hundred Rolls was an extensive “survey” - commissioned by England's King Edward I in 1274. The primary goal of the survey was to check into encroachments into Royal Rights as well as the activities of local Officials (Sheriffs and Constables). Local Juries were convened in Regions “under suspect”, They were “sworn Under Oath” to “Tell The Truth”. As expected, widespread corruption and graft was uncovered. The Hundred Rolls would lead to Edward's institution of The Statute of Westminster in 1275 A.D. (which corrected these issues).