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The Profession of Ecclesiastical Lawyers: An Historical Introduction

ISBN13: 9781108713092
Published: May 2022
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback 2020)
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Historians of the English legal profession have written comparatively little about the lawyers who served in the courts of the Church. This volume fills a gap; it investigates the law by which they were governed and discusses their careers in legal practice. Using sources drawn from the Roman and canon laws and also from manuscripts found in local archives, R. H. Helmholz brings together previously published work and new evidence about the professional careers of these men. His book covers the careers of many lesser known ecclesiastical lawyers, dealing with their education in law, their reaction to the coming of the Reformation, and their relationship with English common lawyers on the eve of the Civil War. Making connections with the European ius commune, this volume will be of special interest to English and Continental legal historians, as well as to students of the relationship between law and religion.

Ecclesiastical Law, Legal History
Part I. The Profession Described: Introduction
1. Law of the legal profession: advocates and proctors
2. The education of ecclesiastical lawyers
3. Ecclesiastical lawyers and the Protestant Reformation
4. English ecclesiastical lawyers and the courts before the coming of the Civil War
Part II. The Profession Illustrated
5. Roger of Worcester (d 1179)
6. Gilbert Foliot (d 1187)
7. William of Drogheda (d 1245)
8. John de Burgh (d 1398)
9. Adam Usk (d 1430)
10. Richard Rudhale (d 1476)
11. Daniel Dun (d 1617)
12. Clement Colmore (d 1619)
13. Arthur Duck (d 1648)
14. William Somner (d 1669)
15. Richard Zouche (d 1661)
16. Leoline Jenkins (d 1685)
17. Hugh Davis (d 1694)
18. George Lee (d 1758)
19. Thomas Bever (d 1791)
20. Francis Dickins (d 1755)
21. Arthur Browne (d 1805)
22. Henry Charles Coote (d 1865)