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Summary Justice in the City

A Selection of Cases Heard at the Guildhall Justice Room, 1752-1781

Summary Justice in the City( )
Editor: Smith, Greg T.
Series title:London Record Society Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:London Record Society
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $80.00
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For centuries, the City of London's Lord Mayor and Aldermen have headed various courts and tribunals as part of their official obligations. In the City's Guildhall, Londoners from all walks of life could appear before an alderman sitting as a magistrate in the "justice room" and initiate a criminal complaint when they were the victims of crime. But what actually happened in those initial hearings between the accuser, the accused and the magistrate has remained largely obscured to...
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Detailed Subjects: Law / General

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