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The Resource The ludicrous laws of old London, Nigel Cawthorne

The ludicrous laws of old London, Nigel Cawthorne

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The ludicrous laws of old London
Title
The ludicrous laws of old London
Statement of responsibility
Nigel Cawthorne
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Language
eng
Summary
London abounds with all manner of ludicrous laws, and not all of these curious statutes have been relegated to the past. Despite the efforts of the Law Commission there are medieval laws that are still in force, and the City of London and its livery companies have their own legal oddities. Laws are made in the capital because parliament is here; so are the Old Bailey, the Law Courts, the House of Lords and, now, the Supreme Court. The privy council, which sometimes has to decide cases, also sits in London, and there were other courts that used to sit in London, from prize courts concerning war booty to ecclesiastical courts. Having maintained its 'ancient rights and freedoms' under Magna Carta, the City felt free to enact its own laws, many of which seem to have had to do with what people could wear
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StDuBDS
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1951-
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Cawthorne, Nigel
Dewey number
  • 349.4'21
  • 349.4'21
  • 349.421
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Law
  • Advice and Rights
Label
The ludicrous laws of old London, Nigel Cawthorne
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472137463
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472137463
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
The ludicrous laws of old London, Nigel Cawthorne
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472137463
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781472137463
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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