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Andrew Horn

English fishmonger, lawyer and legal scholar who served as Chamberlain of the City of London

1275   -   1328

country of citizenship: England
occupation: Chamberlain of London, lawyer, legal scholar, fishmonger

Andrew Horn (c. 1275–1328) was a fishmonger of Bridge Street, London, lawyer and legal scholar. He served as Chamberlain of the City of London from 1320 until his death in 1328. Sir William Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England describe Horn as "one of the most learned lawyers of his day".Horn is best known for his book Liber Horn, compiled in 1311. Besides coroners' reports and other mundane matters, Liber Horn contains some of the earliest and most reliable versions of early English laws, including certain Statutes of uncertain date and an annotated copy of Magna Carta of 1297. Horn is also thought to have compiled and edited La somme appelle Mirroir des justices: vel Speculum justiciariorum (translated variously as The Mirror of Justices or The Mirror of Justice).Horn was a member of the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers.
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