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The Royal Prerogative and the Learning of the Inns of Court

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Part of Cambridge Studies in English Legal History

  • Date Published: December 2004
  • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • format: Adobe eBook Reader
  • isbn: 9780511057373

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  • Focusing on one text, Prerogativa Regis, this book examines legal education at the Inns of Court in the late fifteenth/early sixteenth century through surviving lecture notes. It demonstrates the ways in which the law developed from generation to generation; the points of contention within and between generations, and the ways in which the general knowledge of the legal profession was utilized and refined. It also considers whether the lawyers' treatment of this charged topic was affected by political pressures from outside the Inns.

    • Includes readings on statutes (at the inns of court)
    • Considers legal education (as part of the structure of law and government)
    • Examines the elaboration of the royal prerogative and the king's rights as lord over his tenants-in-chief
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    Review of the hardback: '… an informative, detailed and careful history of a complex area of law.' The Cambridge Law Journal

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    • Date Published: December 2004
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511057373
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. The early readings
    2. Expansion and debate: Thomas Frowyk and Robert Constable
    3. Frowyk and Constable on Primer Seisin
    4. Spelman, Yorke and the campaign against uses
    5. The Edwardian readers and beyond
    Appendices: Thomas Frowyk's Reading on Prerogativa Regis, cc. 1-3
    John Spelman's Reading on Prerogativa Regis, cc. 1-3.

  • Author

    Margaret McGlynn, Wellesley College, Massachusetts

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