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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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Lions Under The Throne: Essays on the History of English Public Law

ISBN13: 9781107559769
Published: September 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £26.99
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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

Legal History, General Interest

Part I. Histories
1. Lions in winter: public law in the twentieth century
2. The dark satanic mills: the Victorian state
3. New corn from old fields: the Hanoverian harvest
4. Parchment in the fire: public law in the Interregnum
5. The future of public law

Part II. Themes
6. The royal prerogative
7. The sovereignty of Parliament and the abuse of power
8. The right to be heard
9. The separation of powers
10. Public law and human rights
11. The state and the law
12. Standing and 'sitting'
13. Law without courts: the tribunal system
14. The rule of law.