Sir Edward Coke and the Elizabethan Age

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Stanford University Press, 2003 - 325 Seiten
Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), the first judge to strike down a law, gave us modern common law by turning medieval common law inside-out. Through his resisting strong-minded kings, he bore witness for judicial independence. Coke is the earliest judge still cited routinely by practicing lawyers.

This book breaks new ground as the first scholarly biography of Coke, whose most recent general biography appeared in 1957, and draws revealingly on Coke's own papers and notebooks. The book covers Coke s early life and career, to the end of the reign of Elizabeth I in 1603 (a second volume will cover Coke s career under James I and Charles I). In particular, this book highlights Coke's close connection with the Puritans of England; his learning, legal practice, and legal theory; his family life and ambitious dealings; and the treason cases he prosecuted.

 

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Inhalt

Norfolk Beginnings 15521570
1
Norwich Cambridge Holborn
12
Learning the Law
27
Practicing the Law
40
County Politics 15721583
54
County Politics 158 31592
67
Cokes Artificial Reason
83
Shelley Chudkigh and Slade
122
Anne Coke Stubbes and the Puritan Movement
156
Sir Edward and Mistress Anne
176
Character
189
The Parliament of 1593
215
The Queens Attorney and Cecils Man
242
The End of the Reign
272
Afterword
297
Index
317

Cokes Historical Learning
135

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Allen Boyer is a trial counsel for the Enforcement Division of the New York Stock Exchange. He is a member of the advisory board for the Yale Center for Parliamentary History and is a frequent reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

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