The Rise and Fall of the English Ecclesiastical Courts, 1500-1860

5a2c85c30294b.jpg Author R. B. Outhwaite
Isbn 9780521869386
File size 1MB
Year 2007
Pages 212
Language English
File format PDF
Category Religion

Book Description:

The first history of ecclesiastical jurisdiction in England that covers the period up to the removal of principal subjects inherited from the Middle Ages. Probate, marriage and divorce, tithes, defamation, and disciplinary prosecutions involving the laity are all covered. All disappeared from the church's courts during the mid-nineteenth century, and were taken over by the royal courts. The book traces the steps and reasons - large and small - by which this occurred.

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