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Doctors' Commons : a history of the College of Advocates and Doctors of Law

Author: G D Squibb
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press, 1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Beginning as a club for clerical lawyers and their friends, the society colloquially known as Doctors' Commons developed into the equivalent of an Inn of Court for the lay judges and advocates of the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Based on the society's surviving records, this work traces its history to its dissolution in the nineteenth. It throws light on the emergence of the legal profession and its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Squibb, G.D. (George Drewry), 1906-
Doctors' Commons.
Oxford [Eng.] ; New York : Clarendon Press, 1977
(OCoLC)560792653
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G D Squibb
ISBN: 0198253397 9780198253396
OCLC Number: 3120871
Description: xiv, 244 pages, 4 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Other Titles: History of the College of Advocates and Doctors of Law
Responsibility: G.D. Squibb.

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"Beginning as a club for clerical lawyers and their friends, the society colloquially known as Doctors' Commons developed into the equivalent of an Inn of Court for the lay judges and advocates of the ecclesiastical and admiralty courts. Based on the society's surviving records, this work traces its history to its dissolution in the nineteenth. It throws light on the emergence of the legal profession and its concentration in London. ... An appendix contains a complete register of members of Doctors' Commons, among whom can be found the names of Thomas More, Grocyn, Colet, and Polydore Virgil"--Jacket.

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