John Selden's Formative Years: Politics and Society in Early Seventeenth-century England

Front Cover
Associated University Presses, 1988 - Biography & Autobiography - 370 pages
A lively account of the early life and times of John Selden, man of letters, jurist, historian, linguist, and parliamentarian. The discussion encompasses all of his writings, the tensions between parliament and the crown, and the Petition of Right and Selden's precedent cases.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Preface
7
Editors Note
9
Birth Family and Education
13
Londons Triptych of Friends
20
John Selden and the New History Development of Critical Method and Attitude
32
John Selden Jurisconsult
51
Learning and Politics The Political Implications of John Seldens Historical Outlook
68
The Parliament of 1624 and Initiation into Parliamentary Ways
84
John Selden and the Petition of Right in the Parliament of 1628 The First PhaseVictory in the Commons
135
John Selden and the Petition of Right in the Parliament of 1628 The Second PhaseVictory in the Lords
160
John Selden and the Crisis of Parliamentary Authority New Tensions in the Second Session of the Parliament of 16281629
200
Dominus Rex versus John Selden et al
231
The Tribulations of John Selden From Harassment to Courtship
266
Epilogue
293
Notes
298
Select Bibliography
349

The Parliament of 1626 Attack on Abuses in Church and State
96
Of Counsel Prerogative Arrest and Habeas Corpus Darnels Case 16261627
123

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information