Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice
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Sir William Garrow: His Life, Times and Fight for Justice

by Richard Braby, John Hostettler, Geoffrey Robertson
     
 

Sir William Garrow includes the lost story of barrister William Garrow's key role in changing the face of the English criminal trial.

Garrow is now in the public-eye for daring to challenge entrenched legal ways and means. His 'gifts to the world' include altering the relationship between judge and jury, helping to forge the presumption of innocence, rules of

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Sir William Garrow includes the lost story of barrister William Garrow's key role in changing the face of the English criminal trial.

Garrow is now in the public-eye for daring to challenge entrenched legal ways and means. His 'gifts to the world' include altering the relationship between judge and jury, helping to forge the presumption of innocence, rules of evidence and ensuring a general right to put forward a defence using a trained lawyer.

He Gave new meaning to the trial advocate's forensic art of cross-examination, later diverting skills honed as a radical to help the Crown when it was faced with alleged plots, treason and sedition.

Aside from BBCr TV's prime-time drama series 'Garrow's Law', the story of Sir William Garrow's Unique contribution to the development of English law and Parliamentary affairs has been kept from the general public due to an intriguing quirk of history.

This book tells the real story of the man behind the drama. The lost story of Sir William Garrow and its rediscovery will prove enlightening for professional and general readers alike and provide an invaluable 'missing-link' for legal and social historians.. It is also a remarkable work of genealogical research which will register strongly with family historians.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904380696
Publisher:
Waterside Press
Publication date:
01/17/2011
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
735,218
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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