Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws: Religion, Politics and Jurisprudence, 1578–1616, by David Chan Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, ix + 285 + ii (appendix) + xii (index) (£70.00 hardback). ISBN: 9781107069299.

@article{Monaghan2016SirEC,
  title={Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws: Religion, Politics and Jurisprudence, 1578–1616, by David Chan Smith. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, ix + 285 + ii (appendix) + xii (index) (£70.00 hardback). ISBN: 9781107069299.},
  author={C. Monaghan},
  journal={Legal Studies},
  year={2016},
  volume={36},
  pages={163 - 170}
}
  • C. Monaghan
  • Published 2016
  • Political Science
  • Legal Studies
Published some 398 years after Sir Edward Coke’s dismissal as Chief Justice of the King’s Bench by James I in 1616, Sir Edward Coke and the Reformation of the Laws: Religion, Politics and Jurisprudence, 1578–1616 provides a new and refreshing account of Sir Edward Coke and his fellow common law judges’ attempts to deal with the perceived challenges facing the common law. These challenges included the erosion of public confidence, the jurisdiction of the High Commission and the encroachment of… Expand
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