The Englishman's Right: A Dialogue Between a Barrister at Law and a Juryman, Shewing. The antiquity. The excellent designed use. The office and just privileges of juries by the law of England, being a choice help for all who are qualified by law to serve on juries. I. II. III

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., Nov 1, 2006 - History - 70 pages
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Reprint of the last edition published during the eighteenth century. Called "the foundation text of jury independence and of the jury as a bulwark of English Liberty," this important work was first published in 1680 with the title Grand Juryman's Oath and Office Explained. A staunch Whig, Hawles [1645-1716] wrote The Englishman's Right to outline the rights, duties and proper behavior of a juryman and to show him how he was an agent against tyranny. Immediately successful among Whigs and others who saw themselves as defenders of English liberties, it was received with great enthusiasm in America, where it was reprinted several times well into the nineteenth century. According to Cohen's Bibliography of Early American Law, it was probably the first English law book reprinted in the American colonies (1481).
 

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Francis Bacon was born on January 22, 1561 in London. After studying at Cambridge, Bacon began a legal career, ultimately becoming a barrister in 1582. Bacon continued his political ascent, and became a Member of Parliament in 1584. In 1600, he served as Queen Elizabeth's Learned Counsel in the trial of Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex. After numerous appointments under James I, Bacon admitted to bribery and fell from power. Much of Bacon's fame stems from the belief by some that he was the actual author of the plays of William Shakespeare. While many critics dismissed that belief, Bacon did write several important works, including a digest of laws, a history of Great Britain, and biographies of the Tudor monarchy, including Henry VII. Bacon was also interested in science and the natural world. His scientific theories are recorded in Novum Organum, published in 1620. Bacon's interest in science ultimately led to his death. After stuffing a fowl with snow to study the effect of cold on the decay of meat, he fell ill, and died of bronchitis on April 9, 1626.

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