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The judiciary and the political use and abuse of the law by the Caroline regime 1625-1640

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The judges politics and the law 1625-1640
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In December 1640 the Long Parliament brought accusations against Lord Keeper Finch and six judges of the three main Westminster courts. These asserted the illegality of decisions and opinions given by these judges. This thesis examines those accusations and argues that the government of Charles I engaged in a defensible process of political management of the law and the judges to legitimate its policies particularly after the suspension of parliament in 1629. This policy emerged as a respo...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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English
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2016-09-14

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