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Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 9: Book IV Part II - The Common Law and ITs Rivals 3rd ed (VI)

ISBN13: 9780421050907
ISBN: 042105090X
Published: January 1944
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £135.00

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Sir William Searle Holdsworth was professor of constitutional law at University College, London (1903–8). After 1922 he was Vinerian professor of English law at Oxford. Holdsworth's greatest achievement is his History of English Law in 17 Volumes.

Sir William Holdsworth's monumental legal history extends from Anglo-Saxon times to the nineteenth-century Judicature Acts. It was interrupted by his death in 1945, when he had reached Volume 12.

Subsequent volumes have been edited by Professors A. L. Goodhart and H. G. Hanbury, at first from Holdsworth's typescript and later, with more difficulty, from his manuscript notes.

Volume 9 concludes Part II of Book IV The Common Law and Its Rivals' covering the period 1485-1700 and dealing specifically with the rules of law.

Chapter VI considers the question of status-under the headings:-

  • The King and Remedies against the Crown;
  • The Incorporate Person;
  • and British Subjects and Aliens;
Chapter VII examines:-
  • evidence, common law
  • and equity procedure,
  • and pleading.

Legal History
Publishing History
First Published 1926
Second Edition, Revised 1938
Third Edition 1944
Reprinted 1966

Series: Holdsworth: A History of English Law

Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law: Set of 17 Volumes ISBN 9780421313408
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Sir William Searle Holdsworth: A History of English Law Volume 17: General Index ISBN 9780421175600
Published January 1972
Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Out of print
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