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A constitutional and legal history of England.

A constitutional and legal history of England.

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Goldwin Albert Smith
  • Language: English
  • Publication Information: New York, Scribner [1955]
  • Publication Type (Medium): History, Bibliography
  • Type: Book
  • Series title: Scribner's historical series.
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/a-constitutional-and-legal-history-of-england/ (Stable identifier)

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Online version: Smith, Goldwin Albert. Constitutional and legal history of England. New York, Scribner [1955] (OCoLC)555161538

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565 pages ILlustrations 24 cm.

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, A constitutional and legal history of England. is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Scribner
  • Publication Date: 1955
  • Number of Editions: 12 editions
  • First edition Date: 1955
  • Last edition Date: 1990
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD417
  • OCLC: 498777

Main Contents

I. The Anglo-Saxons: kings and men
II. The Anglo-Saxons: land and law
III. The Normans: Peace by power
IV. Enterprise and decary V. Henry II: the making of order
VI. Henry II: the making of law
VII. Magna Carta and beyond
VIII. The rise of parliament
IX. Edward I: law and constitution
X. Barons, courts, and parliament
XI. The fifteenth century: precedent and privilege
XII. The early Tudors: a new imperium
XIII. Elizabeth I: the VItal balance
XIV: Crossroads of power: prerogative and parliament
XV. Civil war and common weal
XVI. Charles II and James II: political arithmetic
XVII. Growth of the cabinet system: ends and means
XVIII. Courts and cabinets: the politics of power
XIX. Reform and democracy: the price of progress
XX. The Victorian Age
XXI. The twentieth Century
XXII. The state and the citizen.

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