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


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This chapter examines the law of torts as it is relevant to deceit in England during the Tudor period. Deceit appeared to have played a prominent role in actions on the case in the 15th and early 16th centuries. The word deceit was found frequently in the plea rolls. It was used as generic name for certain kinds of action on the case and it was pleaded as a constituent factual element in declarations upon the case. This chapter discusses specific cases of deceit filed during this period and analyses courts' decisions.

Keywords: deceit; law of torts; legal history; plea rolls; legal base

Chapter.  3216 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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