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Developing a Prerogative Theory for the Authority of the Chancery: The French Connection

Williams, Ian; (2016) Developing a Prerogative Theory for the Authority of the Chancery: The French Connection. In: Law and Authority in British Legal History, 1200-1900. (pp. 33-59). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom. Green open access

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Abstract

This chapter demonstrates that an important influence on theoretical understanding of the equity jurisdiction and the need for the Chancery around 1600. It identifies a significant influence from the writings of Jean Bodin. This begins in the work of William Lambarde c.1580, but can also be identified in several other contributions to debates about the Chancery in the decades around 1600.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Developing a Prerogative Theory for the Authority of the Chancery: The French Connection
ISBN-13: 9781107122277
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.cambridge.org/id/academic/subjects/law/...
Language: English
Additional information: This material has been published in Law and authority in British legal history, 1200-1900 / edited by Mark Godfrey. This version is free to view and download for personal use only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works. © Cambridge University Press.
Keywords: Chancery, Equity, Prerogative, Sovereignty, Jean Bodin.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1476737
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