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  • Page extent: 328 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.61 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 342.4202/9
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: KD4430 .C76 2006
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Executive power--England--History
    • Great Britain--Kings and rulers
    • Constitutional history--England
    • Common law--England--History

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521782692 | ISBN-10: 0521782694)

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Alan Cromartie gives an innovative account of English constitutional ideas from the mid-fifteenth century to the time of Charles I, showing how the emergence of grand claims for common law, the country’s strange unwritten legal system, shaped England’s cultural development.


Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Fortescue's world; 2. St German's world; 3. Reformation and the body politic; 4. Commonwealth and common law; 5. Puritanism and Anglicanism; 6. James, kingship, and religion; 7. Law, politics, and Sir Edward Coke; 8. The constitutionalist revolution; Epilogue.


"[...]this important book presents a coherent argument and will be required reading for scholars of the political philosophy and high politics of early modern England."
-Andrew Hopper, H-Albion

"This is a wide-ranging and illuminating study[...]the thesis is highly persuasive."
Richard Cust, University of Birmingham, American Historical Review

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