Fortescue, Sir John. The Governance of England: Otherwise Called The Difference between an Absolute and a Limited Monarchy. A Revised Text edited with Introduction, Notes, and Appendices by Charles Plummer. London: Oxford University Press, 1885. xxiii, 387pp. Reprinted 1999 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-886363-79-X. Cloth. $70. * qThis work cannot be described as the first law book written in English, but it has the distinction of being the first book about law in that language...q Winfield, The Chief Sources of English Legal History 317-318. Examines and compares the value of absolute and limited monarchy in the governments of France and England. First published in 1714, this edition, which was edited by Christopher Plummer, was published in 1885. Winfield also describes this edition as qThe best edition.q Marke, A Catalogue of the Law Collection at New York University (1953) 365.It is said that Louis X promised to levy no taxes without the consent of the Three Estates, and that this concession was confirmed ... a#39;He restored national independence, but destroyed liberty both then a#39; and for the future a#39; (u. s., p. ... Unfortunately neither the rulers nor the people of France at this juncture saw any middle course between the total abolition of these taxes and their unconstitutional imposition.
|Title||:||The Governance of England, Otherwise Called, The Difference Between an Absolute and a Limited Monarchy|
|Author||:||Sir John Fortescue, Charles Plummer|
|Publisher||:||The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. - 1999-01-01|