Criminal Law And Society In Late Medieval And Tudor England.
8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. vi + 180 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper. A very good copy. A study of procedural changes in English criminal law, 1300-1600, which saw traditional methods of accusation, including the use of petty juries, partly superseded by examinations by justices and the use of witnesses giving evidence on oath. Chapters include The Late Medieval World of Riot and the practice of Benefit of Clergy. John G.Bellamy (1930-2020) was Professor of History at Carleton University, Ottawa, This publication and his subsequent ones contributed to a rewriting of the history of late medieval and early modern English criminal law.
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