Reformation of Manners in Early Modern England

  title={Reformation of Manners in Early Modern England},
  author={Martin Ingram},
On 10 March 1612 the Westminster Court of Burgesses assembled in the ‘town court house’ for its regular weekly session. The judges were the Dean of Westminster, the Deputy Chief Steward, the twelve Burgesses (representing the twelve Westminster wards) and their twelve Assistants. The jury, convened as necessary, comprised twelve ‘honest householders’ of the city. Their duty was to hear cases concerning nuisances, illegal inmates, scolding, slander and sexual immorality in all its forms, and as… Expand
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