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The constitutional history of England : a course of lectures

Author: Frederic William Maitland; H A L Fisher
Publisher: London : Cambridge University Press, 1963.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frederic William Maitland; H A L Fisher
OCLC Number: 1824094
Notes: Edited by H.A.L. Fisher.
Lectures delivered 1887-1888 at the University of Cambridge.
Originally published: Cambridge : University Press, 1908.
Includes index.
Description: xxviii, 548 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Period I (1307). English public law at the death of Edward I: General characteristics of English law and review of legislation ; The land law ; Divisions of the realm and local government ; Central government ; Administration of justice ; Retrospect of feudalism --
Period II (1509). Sketch of public law at the death of Henry VII: Parliament ; The king and his council ; Administration of justice ; General characteristics of English law --
Period III (1625). Sketch of public law at the death of James I: Parliament ; Relation of the king to Parliament ; History of the army ; Local government --
Period IV (1702). Sketch of public law at the death of William III: Constitution of the kingship ; Constitution of Parliament ; Frequency and duration of Parliaments ; The question of sovereignty ; Legislation ; Taxation and control over finance ; Administration of justice ; Privilege of Parliament ; Military affairs --
Period V (the present day). Sketch of public law at the present day (1887-8): The sovereign body ; The "crown" and the "government" ; Classification of the powers of the crown ; The fiscal system ; The military system ; Administration of justice ; The police system ; Social affairs and local government ; The church ; The definition of Constitutional law.
Responsibility: delivered by F.W. Maitland.

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