Calendar Of Assize Records Kent Indictments James I.
Bound in original red cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. A fine copy.
Edited by j. s. cockburn.
4to. 6.5 x 10 inches. [vii] + [i] + 267 +  pp.
The official records of criminal trials at Kent assizes, including many cases of murder and robbery, as well as instances of sedition, riot, recusancy and vagrancy Associated documents include not only grand jury presentments drawing attention to social and economic grievances and to the deficiencies of local policing, but also record the attendance or default of the justices of the peace responsible for supervising local law enforcement. The volume thus throws light not only upon the the administration of criminal justice and the realities of local peacekeeping, but also on a wide range of social and economic topics. Records preserved in the Public Record Office.
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