By J. S. Cockburn
This booklet is essentially an account of the main widely used and longest lived of English courts throughout the most crucial in addition to the main influential interval of its background. It describes all features of the court's paintings, group of workers, jurisdiction, and constitutional place, throws incidental mild at the nature of neighborhood management and govt, and examines the thesis that the functionality of assizes used to be governmental - as a primary channel of communique among valuable executive and provincial authority - in addition to being judicial.
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1 958) ; P. Williams, ' The Northern Borderland under the Early Stuarts ', in Historical Essays I600-I750 presented to David Ogg ( 1 963), ed. H. E. Bell & R. L. Ollard, 1-17 ; Cal. Border Papers, I, II. 1 Reid, Council in North, 92 sqq. Much of this section is printed in J. S. Cockburn, ' The Northern Assize Circuit', Northern History, III (Leeds, 1968), 1 I 8-30. P. 1 5/J/47. P. 1 5/12/21) and from c. 1 582 at York : F. W. Brooks, York and the Council of the North (St Anthony's Hall, York, Pub.
Manning & W. Bray, The History of Surrey, I (1 804), 289. C. r593-4, 343-4. 3 T. W. Horsfield, The History of . . Sussex, I ( 1 835), 386. g. P. 29/233/160; /240/200. s S. & B. Webb, The Parish and the County, 288, n . 1 . 6 Clerk of Assize, 1 ; Holdsworth, 1, 284-5. For the anomolous position o f the so-called ' City and Borough of Westminster' see S. & B. 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.
The English circuits I558-I7I4 41 towards judicial independence, resented the inferior pos1t10n given to them when sitting as justices of oyer and terminer in the North.
A History of English Assizes 1558-1714 by J. S. Cockburn