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Getting Started, 1750–1757

F.P. Lock

in Edmund Burke, Volume I: 1730-1784

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199226634
eISBN:
9780191696244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226634.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Burke left Ireland in 1750 to study law at the Middle Temple in London. In the vast anonymity of London, he had at first few friends or connections, no supportive group with which he could identify. ... More


‘Between the University and the Temple’ (1744–53)

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/9780199550296.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with an account of All Souls College, where Blackstone was elected to a fellowship in 1743. It discusses his two earliest surviving letters, both written from All Souls, which ... More


“The whole time & minde are filled with law”—1620–1626

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From 1620 until late in 1626, D’Ewes spent most of his time as a student of the common law at the Middle Temple, one of the four Inns of Court that provided legal education. His initially reluctant ... More


‘Removed to the University’ (1738–43)

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/9780199550296.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter explores Blackstone's undergraduate days as a student at Pembroke College in the University of Oxford. The distinctive character of that college and the reasons for his enrolment there ... More


Bonding

Craig Bailey

in Irish London: Middle-Class Migration in the Global Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318818
eISBN:
9781846318009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318818.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines community-building practices among Irish law students by reconstructing the process of bonding as it occurred in multiple, interconnected places such as Middle Temple Hall, the ... More


London, 1568 The Visit

Peter C. Mancall

in Hakluyt's Promise: An Elizabethan's Obsession for an English America

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110548
eISBN:
9780300135275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110548.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter tells the story of Hakluyt's visit to his older cousin, also named Richard Hakluyt, who was then living at the Middle Temple in London. The Middle Temple, marked simply as “The Temple” ... More


Middle Temple

in Wolfe Tone: Second Edition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318078
eISBN:
9781846317774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317774.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Theobald Wolfe Tone's experience at the Middle Temple in Liverpool. It explains that Tone turned to writing to earn a living like other law students and describes some of the ... More


“A rationall hearer”—1602–1620

J. Sears McGee

in An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D'Ewes

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804785464
eISBN:
9780804794282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785464.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 1 describes D’Ewes’s birth, childhood and education from its beginnings through his two years at St. John’s College, Cambridge (1618-20). It is based largely on the autobiography he wrote ... More


The Family Man

Rachel Hammersley

in James Harrington: An Intellectual Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198809852
eISBN:
9780191847172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809852.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

After setting out the limited range of sources available that provide information on Harrington’s life, Chapter 1 explores his family connections and early years. Detail is provided on his immediate ... More


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