CUP is publishing a comparative
legal history of English Law under the two Elizabeths.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Comparative legal history is
generally understood to involve the comparison of legal systems in different
countries. This is an experiment in a different kind of comparison. The legal
world of the first Elizabethans is separated from that of today by nearly half
a millennium. But the past is not a wholly different country. The common law is
still, in an organic sense, the same common law as it was in Tudor times and
Parliament is legally the same Parliament. The concerns of Tudor lawyers turn
out to resonate with those of the present and this book concentrates on three
of them: access to justice, in terms of both cost and public awareness; the
respective roles of common law and legislation; and the means of protecting the
rule of law through the courts. Central to the story is the development of
judicial review in the time of Elizabeth I.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sir John Baker, University of
Sir John Baker is Emeritus
Downing Professor of the Laws of England, University of Cambridge. His recent
publications include the 5th edition of his An Introduction to English Legal
History (2019), The Reinvention of Magna Carta 1216–1616 (Cambridge, 2017) and
Collected Papers on English Legal History (Cambridge, 2013).
TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. The English Legal System under
2. The Elizabethan Common Law
3. An Age of Common Law and an
Age of Statute?
4. The Elizabethan Inheritance
5. Comparing Then and Now.
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