‘English Law under two Elizabeths’: John Baker, Cambridge Reading and London, 19-28 November 2019


Lecture 1: English Law under Elizabeth I
19 November 2019, 17:00-18:00, University of Cambridge

Lecture 2: The Age of Common Law and the Age of Statute
21 November 2019, 18:00-19:00, University of Reading

Lecture 3: The Elizabethan Inheritance
28 November 2019, 18:00-19:00, University of London

Comparative law is generally understood as involving the comparison of contemporary legal systems in different countries. These lectures will be an experiment in a different kind of comparative law, a comparison over time between two systems operating within the same country at a distance of nearly half a millennium. The past is not a wholly different country. The common law is still, in an organic sense, the same common law as it was in Tudor times. And Parliament is legally the same Parliament. Yet we self-evidently have a different legal system. The lectures will explore some of the differences, and will end by asking what has been gained and lost over four and a half centuries … (more)

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