Lions Under The Throne: Essays on the History of English Public Law
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Wildy's Book of the Month: September 2015
Francis Bacon wrote in 1625 that judges must be lions, but lions under the throne. From that day to this, the tension within the state between parliamentary, judicial and executive power has remained unresolved.
Lions under the Throne is the first systematic account of the origins and development of the great body of public law by which the state, both institutionally and in relation to the individual, is governed.
- Explores the subject through a series of essays based on lectures given by the author
- By alternating between chronological and thematic topics, the author invites an understanding of legal history both as a function of political and social history and as a continuing endeavour to develop consistent principles of constitutional and public law
- Approachable and readable text is enhanced by ancillary detail in footnotes