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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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The Place in Legal History of Sir William Shareshull: Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1350-1361

ISBN13: 9781107634503
Published: September 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £24.99

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Originally published in 1950, this book is the only in-depth examination of the life and career of Sir William Shareshull, a dynamic and sometimes shadowy force in the government of Edward III. Putnam uses many contemporary documents to uncover Shareshull's roots and to analyze whether or not his reputation for sinister and underhanded dealings is deserved. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in medieval English legal history.

Legal History
1. Family and estates
2. Professional career
3. Public affairs
4. Legislation
5. Law enforcement
6. Staff and expenses
7. Shareshull and Shardelow
8. Legal doctrine
9. Vindication of character
10. His place in history
Appendix 1. Genealogy and landed property
Appendix 2. Evidence for Shareshull's activities
Appendix 3. Shareshull and Shardelow in the upper courts
List of statutes cited
List of reports of cases cited