The Life of Judge Jeffreys (Classic Reprint)

The Life of Judge Jeffreys (Classic Reprint)

by H. B. Irving
     
 

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This book is an attempt, however imperfectly executed, to fill a gap in the biographical literature of the seventeenth century, and to reproduce the general features of a period during which the proceedings in the courts of law were intimately associated with the history of the nation.

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Excerpt from The Life of Judge Jeffreys

This book is an attempt, however imperfectly executed, to fill a gap in the biographical literature of the seventeenth century, and to reproduce the general features of a period during which the proceedings in the courts of law were intimately associated with the history of the nation.

After consulting all accessible authorities, both printed and manuscript, some of which have not been hitherto made use of, I have formed a rather different estimate of Jeffreys' life and character from that generally accepted. I venture to hope that my reasons for arriving at such an estimate may not appear unjustifiable.

Among many to whom I owe my thanks for help kindly given in the preparation of this book, I would select a few for special acknowledgment. To the officials at the Record Office, to Mr. Fortescue and Mr. Anderson of the British Museum Library, to Mr. Walkes of the Privy Council Office, to the late Mr. Alfred Morrison, and lastly to Mr. M. R. Jeffreys, who, with the greatest courtesy and kindness, placed at my disposal the few family papers in his possession relating to the career of Lord Jeffreys, to these I would express my especial obligation.

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ISBN-13:
9781331394686
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/14/2015
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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