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The Rule of Law, 1603-1660

Crowns, Courts and Judges, 1st Edition

By James S. Hart


328 pages

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This book measures contemporary attitudes to the law - within and outside of the legal profession – to see how c17th century Englishmen defined the role of law in their society, to see what their expectations were of the law and how these expectations helped shape political debate – and ultimately determined political decisions – over the course of a very turbulent century.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: FOUNDATIONS OF LAW. Introduction. 1. The Structure and Machinery of the Law. 2. The Judiciary. SECTION II: ROYAL GOVERNMENT. 3. James I: of Kings and Kingdoms. 4. Charles I: New Solutions for Old Problems. SECTION III: PARLIAMENTARY GOVERNMENT. 5. The High Court of Parliament. 6. The Great Council. SECTION IV: CROMWELLIAN GOVERNMENT. 7. Law and the New Republic. 8. The Good Constable. Conclusion.

About the Series

Studies In Modern History

General editors: John Morrill and David Cannadine

This series, intended primarily for students, will tackle significant historical issues in concise volumes which are both stimulating and scholarly. The authors combine a broad approach, explaining the current state of our knowledge in the area, with their own research and judgements. The topics chosen range widely in subject, period and place.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 17th Century