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Q.C., LL.B., Ph.D. (Lond.), M.A., LL.D. (Cantab.), Hon. LL.D. (Chicago), F.B.A.;
Downing Professor Emeritus of the Laws of England

Interests

English legal history, especially in the early-modern period: history of the legal profession and the inns of court; manuscript law reports and readings.

CV / Biography

Barrister (Inner Temple and Gray's Inn), Honorary Bencher (Inner Temple and Gray's Inn);

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Publications

 

Books

Collected Papers on English Legal History (CUP, 2013)

The Men of Court 1440 to 1550: A Prosopograhy of the Inns of Court and Chancery and the Courts of Law (The Selden Society, 2012)

Publisher:
The Selden Society
ISBN 13:
978-0-8377-3884-0
Published Jul 2012

Baker and Milsom's Sources of English Legal History (OUP, 2010) 2nd Edition

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-954680-0
Published May 2010

An Inner Temple miscellany: papers reprinted from the Inner Temple yearbook (Masters of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, 2004)

Publisher:
Masters of the Bench of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
Published Mar 2004

Reports from the Time of Henry VIII (Selden Society, 2004)

Publisher:
Selden Society
Published Mar 2004

The Oxford History of the Laws of England Volume VI (OUP, 2003)

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-825817-9
Published Sep 2003

The Legal Profession and the Common Law: Historical Essays (Hambledon & London, 2003)

Publisher:
Hambledon & London
ISBN:
0907628621
ISBN 13:
978-0907628620
Published Aug 2003

An Introduction to English Legal History (OUP, 2002) 4th Edition

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-40-693053-8
Published May 2002

The Law's Two Bodies: Some Evidential Problems in English Legal History (OUP, 2001)

Publisher:
OUP
ISBN:
0199245185
ISBN 13:
978-0199245185
Published Jul 2001

Readings and Moots at the Inns of Court in the Fifteenth Century (with Samuel Thorne) (Selden Society, 2000) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Samuel Thorne
Publisher:
Selden Society
ISBN 13:
9780854231638
Published Mar 2000

The common law tradition : lawyers, books, and the law tradition (Hambledon & London, 2000)

Publisher:
Hambledon & London
ISBN:
1852851813
ISBN 13:
978-1852851811
Published Mar 2000

The Reports of John Caryll (Vols I & II) (ed) (Selden Society (v. 115-116), 1999)

Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 115-116)
ISBN:
0854231358
ISBN 13:
0854231404
Published Mar 1999

Monuments of Endlesse Labours : English canonists and their work, 1300-1900 (Hambledon Continuum, 1997)

Publisher:
Hambledon Continuum
ISBN:
1852851678
ISBN 13:
978-1852851675
Published Jul 1997

John Spelman's Reading on Quo Warranto: Lectures Delivered in Gray's Inn (Lent,1519) (Selden Society (v. 113), 1997)

Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 113)
ISBN:
0 85423 219 2
Published Mar 1997

Reports from the Lost Notebooks of Sir James Dyer (Vol 1 & 2) (ed) (Selden Society (v. 109-110), 1994)

Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 109-110)
Published Mar 1994

English Legal MSS in the USA (Part II), 1990)

Published Mar 1990

Readings and Moots at the Inns of Court (Vol II) (with Samuel Thorne) (eds) (Selden Society (v. 105), 1990)

Co-Author/s:
Samuel Thorne
Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 105)
Published Mar 1990

Manual of Law French (Scolar Press, 1990) 2nd Edition

Publisher:
Scolar Press
ISBN:
0859677451
ISBN 13:
978-0859677455
Published Mar 1990

The Notebook of Sir John Port (ed) (Selden Society (v. 102), 1986)

Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 102)
ISBN:
085423148X
Published Mar 1986

English Legal MSS in the USA (Part I), 1985)

Published Mar 1985

The Order of Serjeants at Law (Selden Society, 1984)

Publisher:
Selden Society
Published Mar 1984

The Reports of Sir John Spelman (Vols I & II) (ed) (Selden Society (v. 93-94), 1976)

Publisher:
Selden Society (v. 93-94)
Published Mar 1976