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Justiceship England 1066–1232

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: New Series

  • Date Published: May 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521619646

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  • At the height of his power and influence the justiciar was the king's chief political and judicial officer, superintending the administrative machinery and acting as regent in the king's absence abroad. He was also a feudal lord or bishop; and the study of the careers of the chief justiciars, as soldiers and politicians, judges and financiers, throws light on the workings of feudal society and on the technical administrative means by which royal power was effectively exercised. Dr West traces the history of the office from the first need for the delegation of royal power under William 1 until the Anglo-Norman dominion broke up and government became too complicated. As an administrative post it attained its greatest importance in the formative periods of administrative development under Henry 1 and later under Henry 11. Unlike the offices of sheriff and chancellor the justiciarship has never been systematically examined. Dr West's book is a pioneer account of the most important office under the king and an examination of a central theme of English constitutional and administrative history.

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    • Date Published: May 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521619646
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.41kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    Introduction
    Part 1. The Origins of the Justiciarship:
    1. The reign of William I
    2. The reign of William II
    3. The reign of Henry I
    4. The reign of Stephen
    5. Foreign influences
    Part II. The Justiciarship under Henry II:
    6. Royal regents and ministers
    7. Robert earl of Leicester
    8. Richard de Luci
    9. The development of the justiciarship
    10. Definition of the justiciarship
    11. Ranulf de Glanville
    Part III. The Justiciarship under Richard I:
    12. Richard's early arrangements for government
    13. William de Longchamps
    14. Walter of Coutances
    15. Hubert Walter
    Part IV. The Justiciarship under John: Before the Loss of Normandy:
    16. Geoffrey fitz Peter
    17. The justiciar and the exchequer
    18. The justiciar and the law courts
    19. The justiciar as chief executive
    Part V. The Justiciarship under John: After the Loss of Normandy:
    20. The justiciar as regent
    21. The justiciar and the court coram rege
    22. The justiciar and the bench
    23. The justiciar and the exchequer
    Part VI. The Justiciarship in John's Last Years:
    24. Peter des Roches
    25. The justiciar as regent
    26. The justiciar and the law courts
    27. The justiciar and the exchequer
    28. The justiciar as chief executive
    Part VII. The Justiciarship under Henry III:
    29. Hubert de Burgh
    30. The justiciar and the council
    31. The justiciar and Peter des Roches
    32. The justiciar and the chancery
    33. The justiciar and the law courts
    34. The justiciar and the exchequer
    35. Stephen of Seagrave
    Bibliography
    Index.

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    F. West

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