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RISE AND FALL OF THE HIGH COMMISSION

Usher, Roland G.


Item #: 63652

Pages: 380 pp.
Published: Union; Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.; Reprinted in 2007.

Reprint of the standard work on the High Commission, apowerful institution with broad legal powers that wasestablished by Henry VIII to supervise ecclesiasticalaffairs. Its procedure was generally based on civil lawpractice. Attacked by the Puritans, common lawyers and SirEdward Coke during the late-sixteenth century, it wasabolished during the Commonwealth, re-established underJames II and abolished again in 1689 under the Bill ofRights. Long out of print, Usher's monograph is anessential contribution to our understanding of English legalhistory during one of its most dynamic and tumultuousperiods.Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.

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