1st Edition

Justice Upon Petition
The House of Lords and the Reformation of Justice 1621-1675

ISBN 9780367609146
Published October 28, 2020 by Routledge
302 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

Originally published in 1991, this book traces the evolution of the House of Lords as a court for private litigation during the critically important years from 1621 to 1675. It offers new insights into contemporary politics, government and religion, adding an important dimension to our understanding of the House of Lords. This book is primary reading for advanced undergraduates and postgraduate students on courses on early Stuart England, the Civil War and Restoration history.

Table of Contents

1. The 1620s: The Remaking of a Court 2. The Long Parliament (i): Looking Back 3. The Long Parliament (ii): Old Problems in New Cases 4. The Long Parliament (iii): The King’s Council in Parliament 5. The Long Parliament (iv): The War Years 6. The Court Restored

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James S. Hart Jr. is the Chair of the Department of History at the University of Oklahoma and Hudson Professor.


‘…a book that will have to be read by anyone working on the period.’ John Morrill, University of Cambridge