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Lord Mansfield : justice in the age of reason

Author: Norman S Poser
Publisher: Montreal [Que.] : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2013
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life and times of the great eighteenth-century judge and statesman, whose legacy continues to influence Anglo-American law and society.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lord Mansfield.
(CaOONL)20139026983
Named Person: William Murray Mansfield, Earl of; William Murray Mansfield, Earl of
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Norman S Poser
ISBN: 9780773541832 0773541837 9780773589797 0773589791 9780773589797
OCLC Number: 1036294370
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 532 p., [5] p. of plates ) : ill.
Contents: Part Two : Justice in the Age of Reason. Chief justice of the Court of King's Bench --
Commerce and industry --
Freedom of the press --
Crime and punishment --
Betting and lending --
Slavery and the Somerset Case --
The American Revolution --
Protecting authors and inventors --
Women and marriage --
Religious Freedom --
The Gordon Riots --
Last years --
Epilogue : Lord Mansvield's legacy. Part One : Becoming Lord Masfield. Scotland --
Westminster and Oxford --
Lincoln's Inn --
A rising lawyer --
Entering politics --
Law officer of the Crown --
Murray and the Jacobites --
Attaining the bench and the peerage --
The judge as politician --
Family affairs --
The social scene
Responsibility: Norman S. Poser.
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