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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

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


Birth

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

When John Lyon's wife Joan died on August 27, 1608, the governors entered into full possession and control of the Lyon trusts and endowments. Their behaviour over the following few years would ... More


Decadence and Change, 1805–1844

Christopher Tyerman

in A History of Harrow School 1324–1991

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198227960
eISBN:
9780191678776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198227960.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Modern History

Early 19th-century Harrow witnessed the school's descent from the second most popular and, for its meagre endowment, easily the most successful public school in England to one facing closure. In ... More


The “Natural Elevation” of Equity: Quasi-Inquisitorial Procedure and the Early Nineteenth-Century Resurgence of Equity

Amalia D. Kessler

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 1 explores the reasons why equity took root in American soil despite the long-standing suspicion, dating primarily from the seventeenth-century English Revolution and exacerbated by the ... More


A Troubled Inheritance: The English Procedural Tradition and Its Lawyer-Driven Reconfiguration in Early Nineteenth-Century New York

Amalia D. Kessler

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

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300198072
eISBN:
9780300224849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198072.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Chapter 2 examines New York Chancery, the leading court of equity in the early United States. It argues that as of about 1800, chancery largely followed English equity’s model of quasi-inquisitorial ... More


History and the Historians, I

Peter Linehan

in History and the Historians of Medieval Spain

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198219453
eISBN:
9780191678349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219453.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Concerning Archbishop Gonzalo Perez, the modern historian of the church of Toledo is content to record just his election in 1182 and his death in 1191. Of greater significance for Toledo, however, ... More


The Principalities 888–987

Jean Dunbabin

in France in the Making 843–1180

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208464
eISBN:
9780191678028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208464.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In categorizing as princes those dukes and counts whose power extended over several counties, historians are being more rigid than were contemporaries. The value of the category is not in doubt. ... More


‘An Old Woman is a Very Insignificant Thing’ 1742–1744

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0023
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Isabella, Duchess of Manchester, did not realize right away that accepting her grandmother's help would mean that she would have to seek her grandmother's approval in terms of her behaviour, ... More


3. 3. Dominus Pacificus: The Age of Charlemagne

Paul J. E. Kershaw

in Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780198208709
eISBN:
9780191594731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208709.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Beginning with a general overview of the Carolingian period, this chapter explores the political ideas of Charlemagne's early years of rule, 771‐800, his acclamation in Rome in 800, and the meaning ... More


11. Foundations of the Modern Law of Contract

D. J. IBBETSON

in A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198764113
eISBN:
9780191709852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter shows how the 17th and 18th centuries marked a period of consolidation of the law of contract, the fleshing out of the skeletal structure that had been locked in place at the end of the ... More


A Comparison of the Influence of Roman Law in England and Scotland☼

William M Gordon

in Roman Law, Scots Law and Legal History: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748625161
eISBN:
9780748671571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625161.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Scots and English law have common roots evidenced in the connection between Glanvill and Regiam Majestatem but their paths diverged. Scotland followed the Civilian tradition while the English Common ... More


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