Conscience, equity and the Court of Chancery in early modern England [electronic resource] / Dennis R. Klinck.
- Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2010.
1 online resource (328 p.)
- England and Wales. Court of Chancery -- History.
Great Britain. Court of Chancery -- History.
Equity -- England -- History.
- Electronic books.
- This study tackles the difficult yet crucial subject of the place of conscience in the development of English law, illuminating what is meant by describing the Court of Chancery as a 'court of conscience'. Addressing the notion of 'conscience' as a juristic principle in the Court of Chancery during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the book explores how this was understood in the early modern period. The study concludes with an exploration of the chancellorship of Lord Nottingham (1673-82), who is often regarded as the father of modern equity through his efforts to transform equity from
- Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Conscience and the Medieval Chancery; 3 The Early Sixteenth Century and Christopher St. German; 4 The Later Sixteenth Century; 5 Protestant Conscience One:The Early Seventeenth Century; 6 The Conscience of Early Seventeenth-Century Equity; 7 Protestant Conscience Two: The Later Seventeenth Century; 8 Later Seventeenth-Century Equity and Lord Nottingham; 9 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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