This unique book traces the evolution of the House of Lords as a court for private litigation during the critically important years from 1621 to 1675. The book offers a revealing insight into contemporary politics, government and religion, adding an important dimension to the history of the House of Lords.
'… an important and pioneering work.' – Cambridge Law Journal
' … a book that will have to be read by anyone working on the period.' – John Morrill, Selwyn College, Cambridge