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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Magna Carta 3rd ed isbn 9781107471573

Magna Carta

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ISBN13: 9780521277785
ISBN: 0521277787
New Edition ISBN: 9781107471573
Published: May 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This is a fully revised and extended edition of J. C. Holt's study of Magna Carta, the Great Charter, which sets the events of 1215 and the Charter itself in the context of the law, politics and administration of England and Europe in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

The author has added to the first edition (1965) further comment on the development of local liberties, the significance of the famous provision nullus liber homo, the political manoeuvres of 1215, and the later history of the Charter, and many other matters. The book is broadened by the addition of an extensive chapter on justice and jurisdiction which embodies an entirely new approach to some of the most crucial and longest-lasting provisions of the Charter.

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Legal History
List of plates
Preface to the second edition
1. The Charter and its history
2. Government and society in the twelfth century
3. Privilege and liberties
4. Custom and law
5. Justice and jurisdiction
6. Crisis and civil war
7. Quasi Pax
8. The quality of the Great Charter
9. The achievement of 1215
10. From distraint to war
11. The re-issues and the beginning of the myth