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Lives of the Lord Chancellors: 1885 to 1940


ISBN13: 9780198213123
ISBN: 0198213123
Previous Edition ISBN: 004632
Published: June 1987
Publisher: Clarendon Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £55.00
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...The 1964 edition reissued with corrections by the Clarendon Press, Oxford 1987

The office of Lord Chancellor is one of the oldest in the British Constitution. Its holder combines in himself all three functions of government - he is at once the Speaker of the House of Lords, a member of the Cabinet and the head of the judicial system with considerable responsibilities for the proper administration of the law.

The biographies of the holders of the office down to the reign of Queen Victoria were written by Lord Campbell in a series of famous volumes. The task was continued by J.B. Atlay in The Victorian Chancellors.

The present author takes up the tale where Atlay in substance left off. Mr Heuston starts with Lord Halsbury in 1885 and ends with Lord Caldecote in 1940. The twelve Chan- cellors of this period include some of the most interesting figures in English legal and political life of the era - Halsbury, Haldane, Birkenhead, Hailsham, Sankey and Caldecote.

The author has had access to much material hitherto unpublished. New light is thrown on many events of legal and political interest, from the judicial appointments of Lord Halsburv to the Munich settlement.

First published in 1964, this volume has never been superseded, and is being reissued, with corrections, in conjunction with a new volume which covers the years 1940 - 1970.

Subjects:
Legal History, Biography, Legal History (Out of Print), Biography (Out of Print)
Contents:
List of Plates
List of Lord Chancellors
Introdution
Lord Halsbury
Lord Herschell
Lord Loreburn
Lord Haldane
Lord Buckmaster
Lord Finlay
Lord Birkenhead
Lord Cave
Lord Hailsham
Lord Sankey
Lord Maugham
Lord Caldecote
Table of Cases
Index