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William Sheppard, Cromwell's Law Reformer

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ISBN-10: 0521890918

ISBN-13: 9780521890915

Edition: 2002

Authors: Nancy L. Matthews, John H. Baker

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This study presents a full account of Sheppard's employment under Oliver Cromwell's Protectorate as well as an examination of his family background and education, his religious commitment to John Owen's party of Independents and his legal philosophy. An appraisal of all Sheppard's legal works, including those written during the Civil War and the Restoration period, illustrates the overlapping concerns with law reform, religion and politics in his generation. Sheppard had impressively consistent goals for the reform of English law and his prescient proposals anticipate the reforms ultimately adopted in the nineteenth century, culminating in the Judicature Acts of 1875-8. Dr Matthews examines…    
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Book details

List price: $34.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

John H. Baker is a lecturer in English literature at the University of Westminster.

Preface
Notes on style and on bibliography
Abbreviations
Introduction
Biography
Early legal works, 1641-1654
The Protectorate period, 1654-1959
England's balme
Later contributions to legal literature, 1660-1674
Conclusion
Bibliographical comment
Chronological bibliography of Sheppard's books
Sheppard's sources
Index