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Thomas Erskine and Trial by Jury

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Zusammenfassung A biography of Thomas Erskine (1750-1823)! by repute one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an English court of law Informationen zum Autor John Hostettler is one of the UK's leading legal biographers. He was a practising solicitor in London for thirty-five years as well as undertaking political and civil liberties cases in Nigeria! Germany and Aden. His earlier books include several biographical and historical works and his books for Waterside Press include: Sir William Garrow (2010); The Criminal Jury Old and New; Fighting for Justice -The History and Origins of Adversary Trial; A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales (2009); and Hanging in the Balance - A History of the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Britain (with Dr Brian P. Block). Klappentext Thomas Erskine (1750-1823) was by repute one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an English court of law. As King's Counsel he was involved in many celebrated trials! including the prosecution of John Horne Took for high treason and of Queen ­Caroline for adultery. His other notable achievements include the defence of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man! which cost him the post of Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales. He also served as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth and for one year as Lord Chancellor. Latterly the First Baron Erskine! this absorbing book covers his rise to prominence and distinguished career at the Bar of England and Wales.

Autorentext

John Hostettler is one of the UK's leading legal biographers. He was a practising solicitor in London for thirty-five years as well as undertaking political and civil liberties cases in Nigeria, Germany and Aden. His earlier books include several biographical and historical works and his books for Waterside Press include: Sir William Garrow (2010); The Criminal Jury Old and New; Fighting for Justice -The History and Origins of Adversary Trial; A History of Criminal Justice in England and Wales (2009); and Hanging in the Balance - A History of the Abolition of Capital Punishment in Britain (with Dr Brian P. Block).



Klappentext

Thomas Erskine (1750-1823) was by repute one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an English court of law. As King's Counsel he was involved in many celebrated trials, including the prosecution of John Horne Took for high treason and of Queen ­Caroline for adultery.
His other notable achievements include the defence of Thomas Paine's Rights of Man, which cost him the post of Attorney-General to the Prince of Wales. He also served as Member of Parliament for Portsmouth and for one year as Lord Chancellor. Latterly the First Baron Erskine, this absorbing book covers his rise to prominence and distinguished career at the Bar of England and Wales.



Zusammenfassung
A biography of Thomas Erskine (1750-1823), by repute one of the greatest advocates ever to appear in an English court of law

Inhalt

About the author Barry Rose Thomas Erskine and William Garrow: A Note Prologue 1: ENLIGHTENMENT 2: EARLY YEARS 3: FORENSIC TRIUMPHS 4: HIGH TREASON AND SEDITION 5: WHIG POLITICS AND ILL-HUMOUR 6: FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 7: COFFEE-HOUSE SEDITION AND RETURN TO PARLIAMENT 8: FEAR OF REVOLUTION 9: THE STATE TRIALS OF 1794 10: TYRANNY, WAR, RIOT AND BLASPHEMY 11: CONSPIRACY AND CRIMINAL LIBEL 12: THE DERANGED SOLDIER 13: CIVIL ACTIONS 14: A CALL TO ARMS 15: THE WOOLSACK 16: EX-CHANCELLOR 17: SEMI-RETIREMENT 18: THE TRIAL OF QUEEN CAROLINE 19: RETURN TO SCOTLAND 20: APPRAISALS AND TRIBUTES BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX

Produktinformationen

Titel: Thomas Erskine and Trial by Jury
Autor:
EAN: 9781904380597
ISBN: 190438059X
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 526g
Größe: H233mm x B158mm x T25mm
Jahr: 2010