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Law and Legislation

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The system of formal rules by which Scotland was governed had long been a single, national one. Some laws — statutes — received their authority also from parliament, but there was no sense at the ... More


Parliament and the Law1

A. Mark Godfrey

in Parliament in Context, 1235–1707

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614868
eISBN:
9780748672233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614868.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers parliament's role as a lawmaker, and shows how it evolved from a body in the fifteenth century that was as much concerned with judicial business as it was with legislation, ... More


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