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The Law and Violence

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The most extensive and valuable material on violence in late-medieval East Anglia is contained in the legal records of two courts, the King's Bench and gaol delivery. This chapter provides a study of ... More


Supremacy and the Supervisory Power

JAMES E. PFANDER

in One Supreme Court: Supremacy, Inferiority, and the Judicial Department of the United States

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195340334
eISBN:
9780199867233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340334.003.002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter concentrates on the meaning of supremacy and its close association in the minds of the Framers of the Constitution with the supervisory powers of King's Bench in England. These ... More


The Court of King's Bench

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume VI 1483–1558

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198258179
eISBN:
9780191681806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the role of the Court of King's Bench in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. This court was the most innovative during this period, especially during the ... More


Violence in Public: Appearances and Punishments in the Courts

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The function of the King's Bench was less to punish criminals than to achieve certain stages in the legal process which would bring pressure to bear on the defendants. Distinction can easily be made ... More


Five Case-Studies

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The chapter discusses some cases of alleged violence which came to the King's Bench from East Anglia. The first case mentioned here titled “Inglose v. Haldeyn” originated in East Anglia. The case ... More


The King's/Queen's Bench 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/9780199258819.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of the problems of the King's and Queen' Bench Division in the 19th century. It then discusses pre-trial proceedings, the trial of civil actions, the Assizes, ... More


‘At the Point He Always Wished For’ (1770–80)

Wilfrid Prest

in William Blackstone: Law and Letters in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550296
eISBN:
9780191720925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550296.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Blackstone's decade as a puisne justice of King's Bench and then Common Pleas following the publication of his Commentaries was no mere anti-climax. A notably careful and conscientious approach to ... More


Community Violence: Two Case-Studies

Philippa C. Maddern

in Violence and Social Order: East Anglia 1422-1442

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202356
eISBN:
9780191675287
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202356.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The chapter looks at some more cases of alleged violence which came to the King's Bench from East Anglia. No analysis of law and violence in 15th-century East Anglia can be complete without a study ... More


The Superior Courts of Common Law

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter traces the history of the superior courts of common law in Westminster Hall, after they emerged from the undifferentiated Curia Regis of the twelfth century. The most important was the ... More


Economic Interest and the Oversight of Violence

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/9780300217063.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

While, earlier chapters establish that the officer and investigative techniques necessary to create a monopoly of violence were in place in England by the beginning of the sixteenth century, these ... More


The Changing Nature of Control

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/9780300217063.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The robust central oversight of the coroner system achieved in the 1530s began to erode by the middle of the seventeenth century. Chapter 6 explores the possible causes for this erosion in central ... More


Impressive Patrons and Impressing Mariners

Michael J. Franklin

in Orientalist Jones: Sir William Jones, Poet, Lawyer, and Linguist, 1746-1794

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199532001
eISBN:
9780191730900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532001.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter displays Jones negotiating the intricate network of patronage systems. Jones passionately desired to prove the illegality of naval press-warrants to the irritation of Lord Sandwich, ... More


Setting the Stage

Thomas J. McSweeney

in Priests of the Law: Roman Law and the Making of the Common Law's First Professionals

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780198845454
eISBN:
9780191880643
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198845454.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter provides a synthesis of the literature on the writing of the Bracton treatise and brief biographies of the justices and clerks who wrote it. A number of scholars have written about ... More


Judicial Resistance to Merchant Demands: Factors and Paternalism in the King’s Bench

Andreas Televantos

in Capitalism Before Corporations: The morality of business associations and the roots of commercial equity and law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198870340
eISBN:
9780191913136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870340.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter turns to judicial resistance to merchant demands. In the 1820s, what counted as an agent's ordinary course of business became a major Parliamentary issue. The dispute was rooted in a ... More


Assumpsit in lieu of debt

John Baker

in Baker and Milsom Sources of English Legal History: Private Law to 1750

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198847809
eISBN:
9780191882456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198847809.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Once it was established that the action of assumpsit would lie for nonfeasance, thoughts turned to using it for the non-payment of debts. This would enable the action of debt to be avoided, and thus ... More


How I learned the trade

Lord Denning

in The Due Process of Law

Published in print:
1980
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780406176080
eISBN:
9780191705113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780406176080.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses how the author, Lord Denning, became a Divorce Judge. Before he became a judge, he had never undertaken a divorce case. Divorce work was considered inferior and unpleasant at ... More


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