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Twelve good men and true: the criminal trial jury in England, 1200-1800

Twelve good men and true: the criminal trial jury in England, 1200-1800

Law of the United Kingdom and Ireland > England and Wales > Jury

Edition Details

  • Creators or Attribution (Responsibility): J. S. Cockburn, Thomas Andrew Green, Thomas A. Green
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New Jersey
  • Publication Information: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1988
  • Publication Type (Medium): History
  • Type: Book
  • Permalink: http://books.lawi.org.uk/twelve-good-men-and-true-the-criminal-trial-jury-in-england-1200-1800/ (Stable identifier)

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XVII, 413 pages : ILlustrations ; 25 cm

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Bibliographic information

  • Responsable Person: edited by J.S. Cockburn and Thomas A. Green.
  • Publication Date: 1988
  • Copyright Date: 1988
  • Location: Princeton, N.J.
  • Country/State: New Jersey
  • Number of Editions: 11 editions
  • First edition Date: 1988
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • Languages: British English
  • Library of Congress Code: KD8400
  • Dewey Code: 345.42075
  • ISBN: 0691055114 9780691055114
  • OCLC: 16872212

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I>Twelve Good Men and True brings together some of the most ambitious and innovative work yet undertaken on the history of an English legal institution. These eleven essays examine the composition of the criminal trial jury in England, the behavior of those who sat as jurors, and popular and official attitudes toward the institution of jury trial from its almost accidental emergence in the early thirteenth century until 1800. The essays have important implications for three problems central to the history of criminal justice administration in England: the way in which the medieval jury was informed and reached its verdict
the degree and form of independence enjoyed by juries during the early modern period when the powers of the bench were very great
and the role of the eighteenth-century trial jury, which, although clearly independent, was, by VIrtue of the status and experience of its members, arguably a mere extension of the bench.
This extensive collection marks the first occasion on which scholars working in several different time periods have focused their attention on the history of a single legal institution. Written by J. M. Beattie, J. S. Cockburn, Thomas A. Green, Roger D. Groot, Douglas Hay, P.J.R. King, P. G. Lawson, Bernard William McLane, J. B. Post, Edward Powell, and Stephen K. Roberts, the essays utilize sophisticated techniques to establish from a variety of manuscript sources the wealth, status, and administrative experience of jurors.

Main Contents

The early-thirteenth-century criminal jury / Roger D. Groot
Juror attitudes toward local disorder: the evidence of the 1328 trailbaston proceedings / Bernard William McLane
Jury lists and juries in the late fourteenth century / J.B. Post
Jury trial at Gaol delivery in the late middle ages: the midland circuit, 1400-1429 / Edward Powell
Lawless juries? The composition and behavior of Hertforshire juries, 1573-1624 / P.G. Lawson
Twelve silly men? The trial jury at assizes, 1560-1670 / J.S. Cockburn
Juries and the middling sort: recruitment and performance at Devon quarter sessions, 1649-1670 / Stephen K. Roberts
London juries in the 1690s / J.M. Beattie
“Illiterate plebeians, easily misled”: jury composition, experience, and behavior in Essex, 1735-1815 / P.J.R. King
The class composition of the Palladium of liberty: trial jurors in the eighteenth century / Douglas Hay
A retrospective on the criminal trial jury, 1200-1800 / Thomas A. Green.

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