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Sir John Fortescue: On the Laws and Governance of England
Sir John Fortescue was undoubtedly the foremost English political theorist of the fifteenth century. This convenient volume brings together for the first time new editions of his two major works--In Praise of the Laws of England and The Governance of England--with references and suggestions for further reading. These works, arguably the earliest in English political though ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published February 28th 1997 by Cambridge University Press
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Sir John Fortescue (c. 1394 – c. 1480) was the Chief Justice of the King's Bench of England and the author of De Laudibus Legum Angliæ (Commendation of the Laws of England, first published posthumously around 1543), an influential treatise on English law. In the course of Henry VI's reign, Fortescue was appointed one of the governors of Lincoln's Inn three times. He became one of the King's Serjea ...moreMore about John Fortescue...