Shaping the Common Law: From Glanvill to Hale, 1188-1688

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Stanford University Press, 2008 - Law - 282 pages
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This collection discusses the contributions of great common-law jurists and singular documents - namely the Magna Carta and the Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts - that have shaped common law, from its origins in twelfth-century England to its arrival in the American colonies. Featured jurists include such widely recognized figures as Glanvill, Francis Bacon, Sir Edward Coke, and John Selden, as well as less-known but influential writers like Richard Hooker, Michael Dalton, William Hudson, and Sir Matthew Hale.
 

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Contents

Introduction by Allen D Boyer
1
Glanvill
11
Magna Carta
23
Thomas Littleton
32
John Fortescue
46
Richard Hooker
61
James VI and I
79
Francis Bacon
98
Michael Dalton
136
William Hudson
152
John Selden
167
John Milton
177
The Laws and Liberties of Massachusetts
195
Trial of Charles I
205
Matthew Hale
221
Further Reading 261 Index
273

Sir Edward Coke
114

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