The New Revenue Courts<sup>1</sup>

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:

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

The New Revenue Courts1

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This chapter examines the role of the revenue courts in the judicial system in England during the Tudor period. These courts were formed because the arcane Latin forms and wooden tallies of the Court of Exchequer, which provided a common-law system of revenue collection, proved frustrating to kings or ministers who wished to raise and spend large sums of money as the need arose. There were several types of revenue courts including the Court of Duchy Chamber, the Court of General Surveyors, the Court of the First fruits and Tenth, the Court of Augmentations, the Court of Wards and Liveries.

Keywords: revenue courts; English courts; revenue collection; judicial system; judicial history; Latin; Court of 4 Chamber

Chapter.  5798 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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