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Sir John Fortescue: On the Laws and Governance of England

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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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Good at understanding the English perspective of European governments, especially the differences between England and France...quick and interesting reas
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Read this in yet another Janelle Greenberg course. A solid primary source if you're teaching English Legal History, otherwise...
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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 ...more
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de Laudibus Legum Angli de Laudibus Legum Angli: A Treatise in Commendation of the Laws of England The difference between an absolute and limited monarchy, as it more particularly regards the English constitution; being a treatise The Works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight: Chief Justice of England and Lord Chancellor to Henry the Sixth Sir John Fortescue's Commendation of the Laws of England

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