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The Court of Chancery, 1820–1875

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problems faced by the Chancery after 20 years of Lord Eldon's stewardship. It then discusses the appointment of the Chancery Commission, the cumbersome ... More


The Chancery Division

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the Chancery division in the 19th century, covering its business, judges, offices, practices, and procedure.


The Institutions and Governance of the Bar

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on the institutions and governance of the bar in the 19th century covers law officers, the inns of court and Chancery, the Bar Committee and Bar Council, circuits and bar messes, and the ... More


Inventing American Exceptionalism: The Origins of American Adversarial Legal Culture, 1800-1877

Amalia D. Kessler

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

It is widely accepted that American procedure—and indeed American legal culture as a whole—are adversarial (and distinctively so). Yet, precisely because this assumption is so deep-rooted, we have ... More


‘High Noon’—Private Petitions, c.1290– c.1330

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers the private petition in the heyday of its existence, during the reigns of Edward I and Edward II. This was the period when the greatest numbers of petitions came to be ... More


Decline and Consolidation: Private Petitions in the Reign of Edward III

GWILYM DODD

in Justice and Grace: Private Petitioning and the English Parliament in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202805
eISBN:
9780191708015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202805.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The chapter considers parliamentary petitioning in a period which began when an unprecedented number of cases were presented in the very first parliaments of Edward III's reign, but ended when the ... More


Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy: The Case of Bleak House

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 1 introduces stakes for Victorian literary‐cultural studies of attention to Utilitarianism and political economy, locating reasons for their widespread neglect and repudiation. Reading ... More


‘All that Finance has spoil'd’: The Government and Venality, 1722–1768

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The rule of Louis XV as king of France began with confusing signals about how his ministers would regard venality. This ambiguity would continue throughout the financial administration of Pâris ... More


Money for Honour: Offices in the Market

William Doyle

in Venality: The Sale of Offices in Eighteenth-Century France

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205364
eISBN:
9780191676598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205364.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

If few buyers of public offices thought only of the financial return on their investment, equally few gave it no thought at all. For that vast majority who enjoyed no gages and who acquired an office ... More


Gold from Dirt (1737–1742)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses the continued fight between Curll and Pope. It mentions several published materials of Curll which are his own versions of earlier published works of other writers. It presents ... More


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