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‘A Matter too hot…to be Handled’:1 The Death of Edmund Berry Godfrey

Peter Hinds

in ‘The Horrid Popish Plot’: Roger L’Estrange and the Circulation of Political Discourse in Late Seventeenth-Century London

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264430
eISBN:
9780191733994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264430.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter discusses the Justice of the Peace Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, who was another important character in the progress of the Popish Plot. It considers Godfrey's posthumous talismanic presence ... More


One Concept of Justice

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 explores the coroners’ jury, its makeup, its purpose and its relationship with the coroner. This section contends that the structure of the early modern coroners’ jury indicates that it was ... More


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