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The Court of King's Bench

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0007

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

The Court of King's Bench

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This chapter examines the role of the Court of King's Bench in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. This court was the most innovative during this period, especially during the three chief justiceships of Sir John Fyneux, Sir John Fitzjames, and Sir Edward Mountagu, who exerted demonstrable influence on the court law. However, this court was smaller than the Common Pleas in terms of clerical personnel and workload. This chapter explains the organization, responsibilities, and functions of this court.

Keywords: King's Bench; English Courts; common law; judicial system; judicial history; England; Tudor period; John Fyneux; John Fitzjames; Edward Mountagu

Chapter.  7746 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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