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© 1999

The Evolution of English Justice

Law, Politics and Society in the Fourteenth Century

Benefits

  • Both authors renowned experts in this field
    Key theme in the history of medieval Britain, this book will become the introduction for students
Textbook

Part of the British Studies Series book series (BRSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 1-11
  3. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 12-41
  4. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 42-74
  5. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 75-114
  6. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 115-160
  7. Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod
    Pages 161-193
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 194-249

About this book

Introduction

The importance of the fourteenth century for the development of English law has long been recognised. The shocks and challenges of that period - the murder of the incompetent Edward II, Edward III's ever escalating military demands for the war in France and the unparalleled disaster of the Black Death - gave English society a trauma that found its ultimate expression in Lollardy and the Peasants' Revolt. Out of this ferment came the evolution of a system of justice still substantially recognisable today. This key theme for students of late medieval England has often been made needlessly difficult by the rarefied nature of most books available on the subject. The aim of this book is to present in lucid and approachable terms the main outline of the debate and the different schools of thought, and to suggest the best ways by which students can understand a crucial subject and how this helps illuminate many other aspects of English society during the reigns of Edward II, Edward III and Richard II.

Keywords

Black Death England law list of abbreviations society

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Middle TempleUK
  2. 2.University of YorkUK

About the authors

ANTHONY MUSSON is a freelance historian and an associate of the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of York.

W.M. ORMROD is Professor of Medieval History at the University of York.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Evolution of English Justice
  • Book Subtitle Law, Politics and Society in the Fourteenth Century
  • Authors W Mark Ormrod
    Anthony Musson
  • Series Title British Studies Series
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27004-0
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-67670-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-67671-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-27004-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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