A History of English Assizes 1558 - 1714 (Cambridge Studies in English Legal History)
By: J. S. Cockburn (author)Paperback
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This book is primarily an account of the most familiar and longest lived of English courts during the most critical as well as the most influential period of its history. It describes all aspects of the court's work, personnel, jurisdiction, and constitutional position, throws incidental light on the nature of local administration and government, and examines the thesis that the function of assizes was governmental - as a main channel of communication between central government and provincial authority - as well as being judicial.
Part I. The Streams of Paradise: 1. The medieval roots; 2. The English circuits 1558-1714; 3. Preparation for the circuits; Part II. Assizes and Gaol Delivery: 4. Preliminary proceedings; 5. The clerk of assize and his staff; 6. Criminal proceedings; 7. Nisi Arius; Part III. The Planets of the Kingdom: 8. Assizes and local government; 9. Assizes and politics.
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