The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I: Volume I

Cambridge University Press, 1895 - 678 sivua

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Sivu 150 - No free man shall be taken or imprisoned or disseised or outlawed or exiled or in any wise destroyed, save by the lawful judgment of his peers or the law of the land 1 .
Sivu 442 - children born without the ligeance of the king, whose fathers and mothers at the time of their birth be and shall be at the faith and ligeance of the king of England, shall have and enjoy the same benefits and advantages to have and bear
Sivu xxxv - The first and indispensable preliminary to a better legal history than we have of the later middle ages is a new, a complete, a tolerable edition of the Year Books. They should be our glory, for no other country has anything like them : they are our disgrace, for no other country would have so neglected them.
Sivu 662 - In the construction of every enactment relating to an offence punishable on indictment or on summary conviction .... the expression person shall, unless the contrary intention appears, include a body corporate.
Sivu 449 - they are not bound to sue according to the law of the land, nor to abide the trial by twelve men and other solemnities of the law of the land, but shall sue in the Chancery and the matter shall be determined by the law of nature 1 .
Sivu 166 - of liberty, no remote fastness in which the remnant of an ancient race has found refuge; it is the garden of England, of all English counties the one most exposed to foreign influences. The great roads which join London to the seaboard are the arteries along which flows money, the most destructive solvent of seignorial power.
Sivu 584 - granted by the ancient kings of this realm to the lords or barons, with liberty to parcel the land out to inferior tenants, reserving such duties and services as they thought convenient, and with power to hold a court, (from thence called
Sivu v - It is proper for me to add for myself that, although the book was planned in common and has been revised by both of us, by far the greater share of the execution belongs to Mr Maitland, both as to the actual writing and as to the detailed research which was constantly required.
Sivu 451 - has about the Jew :—he with all that he has belongs to the king. Bracton puts the same thought in these words:— 'The Jew can have nothing that is his own, for whatever he acquires, he acquires, not for himself, but for the king; for the Jews live not for themselves but for others, and so they acquire not for themselves but for others
Sivu 445 - hold land in England, but when he has to explain why the king should seize the land which aliens acquire, we feel that he is in difficulties. He suggests that this forfeiture ' is intended by way of punishment for the alien's presumption in attempting to acquire any landed property

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