Further your research

Books

W.R. Cornish and G. de N. Clark, 'Law and Society in England, 1750-1950', (London, 1989)

Brian Abel-Smith, 'Lawyers and the Courts: a sociological study of the English legal system, 1750-1965', (London, 1967)

Patrick Polden, 'A History of the County Court, 1846-1971', (Cambridge, 1999)

J.S. Cockburn, 'A History of the English Assizes, 1558-1714', (Cambridge, 1972)

J.M. Beattie, 'Crime and the Courts in England, 1660-1800', (Oxford, 1992)

Christopher Brooks and Michael Lobban, 'Communities and courts in Britain, 1150-1900', (London, 1997)

J.H. Baker, 'An introduction to English legal history', (Oxford, 4th edn., 2002)

Philip Rawlings, 'Crime and Power: A History of Criminal Justice, 1688-1998', (London, 1999)

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