By J. S. Cockburn
This ebook is essentially an account of the main normal and longest lived of English courts throughout the most important in addition to the main influential interval of its historical past. It describes all points of the court's paintings, team of workers, jurisdiction, and constitutional place, throws incidental gentle at the nature of neighborhood management and executive, and examines the thesis that the functionality of assizes was once governmental - as a primary channel of verbal exchange among significant executive and provincial authority - in addition to being judicial.
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The pervasiveness of Crown control is central to James l's exposition of early-Stuart thinking and practice : Remember that when you go your circuits, you go not only to punish and prevent offences but you are to take care for the good government in general of the parts where you travel . . You have charges to give to justices of peace, that they do their duties when you are absent, as well as present : take an account of them, and report their service to me at your return . . 2 Reports constituted the second of Bacon's ' mirrors of State ', throwing into focus ' the distastes and griefs of the people '.
Sir Hilary Jenkinson, 6-7. 2 Detailed information on the activities of itinerant justices from the Conquest to 1215 is brought together in D. M. Stenton, English Justice ro66-rzr5 (1964). 3 The older point of view is best expressed in Holdsworth, 1, 264-85. H. Wilts. v (1957), 1-43, and in the introduction to Crown Pleas of the Wiltshire Eyre, rz49, ed. C. A. F. Meekings, Wilts. Arch. Soc. Rec. Branch (Devizes, 1961). A useful summary is provided by R. B. Pugh, Itinerant Justices in English History (Exeter, 1967).
Webb, The Manor and the Borough, pt. 1 , pp. 2 1 2 sqq. 1 The bailiwick of Southwark in Surrey was also granted to the corporation of London in 1 327. M. Harl. MS. 6166, p. 294; Webbs, Manor and Bor. pt. 2, p. 2. • For these and other less important City courts see J. Walthoe, Privilegia Londinensis (1702), 159 sqq. s Although a separate oyer and terminer commission for Middlesex was usually issued, the medieval practice of delivering at the gaol delivery sessions for Newgate prisoners from London and Middlesex6 had continued into the sixteenth century, and prisoners from the county were normally delivered at the Old Bailey sessions.?
A History of English Assizes 1558-1714 by J. S. Cockburn