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The selected writings and speeches of Sir Edward Coke

  title={The selected writings and speeches of Sir Edward Coke},
  author={Edward Sir . Coke and Steve Sheppard},
Note on the text, editions, and translations introduction chronology selected readings table of regnal years index. 

Sir Edward Coke Gets It Wrong? A Brief History of Consecration

  • K. Homfray
  • Law, History
    Ecclesiastical Law Journal
  • 2008
In many modern works of ecclesiastical law, the Institutes of Sir Edward Coke are given as the authority for the consecration of buildings as places of public worship. For authority Coke relies on

The Cognitive Politics of Writing in Jacobean England: Bacon, Coke, and the Case of Edmund Peacham

This essay demonstrates how disputes over the cognitive processes that structure both manuscript and print helped establish and limit Jacobean state authority. It investigates the 1614 clash between

The Clarendon Edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan: Leviathan and its Intellectual Context

This article responds to the previous articles in this issue on the new Clarendon Edition of Hobbes’s Leviathan. It focuses in particular on points raised by Kinch Hoekstra, concerning such matters

Benign and Benevolent Conquest?: The Ideology of Elizabethan Atlantic Expansion Revisited

This essay revisits the language of conquest in metropolitan writings advocating Elizabethan Atlantic expansion. It argues that contrary to the belligerent connotations scholars usually attach to the

Where Subjects were Citizens: The Emergence of a Republican Language and Polity in Colonial American Law Court Culture, 1750-1776

Where Subjects were Citizens: The Emergence of a Republican Language and Polity in Colonial American Law Court Culture, 1750-1776

More in common (law) than originally thought? A theoretical first comparison of the Magna Carta and the Księga Elbląska

Medieval legal scholars generally do not compare the Polish and English legal systems, though in the 13th century they share a surprising number of similarities. This is especially clear if one

The Little God of England: The Divine Right of James I and the English Response

This paper analyzes the development of James I’s theory of divine right in England and how its application elevated the sovereignty of the monarch to the extent of absolutism in the early seventeenth

Was There a Rule in Shelley's Case?

This article compares Sir Edward Coke's manuscript report of Shelley's Case with the printed version to expose the challenges of interpreting early modern case reports. Evidence from the manuscript


Abstract This article argues that parliamentary debates over the access to and control of the crown jewels from 1641 to 1644 were intrinsic to the emergence and proliferation of revolutionary ideas

The Growth of the English Rule of Law

The following is a work in progress and will be Chapter 2 of a book entitled “The Rule of Law, Economic Development, & Corporate Governance.” The first chapter will be an introduction to the major



John Selden's Formative Years: Politics and Society in Early Seventeenth-Century England

A lively account of the early life and times of John Selden, man of letters, jurist, historian, linguist, and parliamentarian. The discussion encompasses all of his writings, the tensions between

Commons Debates, 1628

Each edition includes all of the known extant accounts of the proceedings in the given parliament. In addition, each edition includes an Appendix/Index volume of research materials.

Hostage to fortune : the troubled life of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon is one of the great figures of English history and no other single figure better deserves the description "Renaissance Man". Drawing on many previously unused sources, this biography

The history of legal education in the United States : commentaries and primary sources

This collection mixes modern scholarship with primary sources to picture the development of law schools in the United States. Essays are combined with original diaries, letters, lectures and speeches

A Dialogue between a Philosopher and a Student of the Common Laws of England

Acknowledgments Introduction Editor's Note Of the Law of Reason Of Soveraign Power Of Courts Of Crimes Capital Of Heresie Of Proemunire Of Punishments

The Anonymous life of William Cecil, Lord Burghley

Published from the manuscript written within five years of the death of the eminent Elizabethan statesman, William Cecil, Lord Burghley, (1520-1598), this volume examines the career and personality

Coke's Note-Books and the Sources of his Reports

Four hundred years ago this April, Edward Coke of Trinity College, Cambridge, was admitted to the Inner Temple, an event momentous not merely in the history of the Inn but also in the history of the


Elizabeth, Queen of England, had many claims to great distinction. Her very name was Tudor, a contraction, it seems. of Theodore, "the gift of God," an epithet of happy omen associated with the

Law and Authority in Early Massachusetts: A Study in Tradition and Design

Originally published by the Macmillan Company in 1960, this book is intended as an introduction to the history of Massachusetts law in the colonial period, 1630o1650. This volume first traces the

A Play of Passion: The Life of Sir Walter Ralegh

Sir Walter Raleigh is well-know as an explorer, pirate, lover, poet, courtier, philosopher and political prisoner, a man of timeless fascination. An essential part of the nation's history he embodies