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The reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616, Sir John Baker

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The reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616
Title
The reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616
Statement of responsibility
Sir John Baker
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Magna Carta was largely ineffective for practical purposes between the fourteenth century and the sixteenth, late-medieval law lectures giving no hint of its later importance. A treatise by William Fleetwood (c.1558) was still in the traditional mould, but the lectures of the 'Puritan' barrister and MP Robert Snagge in 1581, and the speeches and tracts of his colleagues, advocated new uses for it. After centuries of oblivion, in 1587 there were eight reported cases in which chapter 29 was cited. Sir Edward Coke made extensive claims for chapter 29, linking it with habeas corpus, and then as a judge (1606-16) he deployed it with effect in challenging encroachments on the common law and the liberty of the subject. This book ends in 1616 with the lectures of Francis Ashley, summarising the effects of the new learning, and then Coke's dismissal for pushing his case too hard. A challenging new account
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Baker, John H.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in English legal history
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  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Constitutional history
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • England
Label
The reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616, Sir John Baker
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 534-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlix, 570 pages
Isbn
9781107187054
Lccn
2016034384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956379602
  • 9838322
Label
The reinvention of Magna Carta 1216-1616, Sir John Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 534-541) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xlix, 570 pages
Isbn
9781107187054
Lccn
2016034384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)956379602
  • 9838322

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