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A History of English Law Volume 1: (Book I) The Judicial System
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.
The work begins with Anglo-Saxon times, and it is an account of legal procedure and court organization down to the Judicature Acts of 1875 and of the important phases of substantive law through the 18th century Many authorities consider Holdsworth's history among the most thorough scholarly accounts of English law ever written.
Volume 1 differs from its successors in that it stands by itself and provides a self-contained account of a single subject, the history of our judicial system ; as such it has been invaluable to students. Much correction and supplementation has been required since the author's death, and this has been provided—partly in the form of corrections made by the editors, and largely in the additions made by Professor S. B. Chrimes, who provides a long introductory essay covering the recent additions to our knowledge of this vital part of legal history. Lists of Cases and Statutes have also been revised.
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