MAY IT PLEASE YOUR LORDSHIP

Author: Turner (E.S.)
Year: 1972
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Edition Details: 2nd impression (1st pub. 1971)
Book Condition: Vg/G++
Price: 4.00
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Hardback. 2nd impresssion. A study of the Man in Ermine, starting in the days when one was as likely to be hanged by an abbot as by a judge. It tells how the King's courts and assize circuits were built up by the Plantagenets; how judges were repeatedly purged for corruption and extortion; how they were thrown into dungeons by barons; how they were liable to be lynched in peasant risings; how, after the great show-down with the Stuarts, they ceased to be royal jackals and became the people's watchdogs; and how, after some ten centuries, they allowed themselves to become political neuters. Features amongst others judges Jeffreys and Scroggs, Lord Braxfield, Mr. Justice Vaughan, Lord Ellenborough etc. Illus. + Index. 254pp. 8vo. h/back. V.v. sl. slanted sp. o/w Vg. in frayed and shelf-worn G++ pcdw.

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