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The Rule of Law, 1603-1660
Crowns, Courts and Judges

ISBN 9780582238565
Published November 20, 2003 by Routledge
328 Pages

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Book Description

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.

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