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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

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De Laudibus Legum Anglie 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9781107601246
Published: June 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 1949)
Price: £23.99

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Fortescue's dialogue in praise of the laws of England, written for the instruction of Henry VI's son, is one of the essential sources for English legal history, and has always been renowned among lawyers for its lucidity of style and for the unique account it gives of the workings of contemporary English law.

In addition, Fortescue's practical experience, and the leisure that he has in exile to read and reflect upon political questions, made him both an original politician thinker and a statesman who could suggest practical reforms.

This 1949 edition provides a Latin text derived directly from the earliest MSS, a translation avoiding assumptions from later history, and critical annotation often based on original research.

Legal History
General preface: the age of Littleton and Fortescue
Editor's preface
Chronology of Fortescue's life
Part I. Introduction: 1. Fortescue's life and works
2. The De Laudibus Legum Angelie
3. The arguments
4. Estimates and conclusions
Part II. De Laudibus Legum Angelie
Part III. Text and Translation
Part IV. Notes to the text