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Great Britain Court of King's Bench

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Works: 2,094 works in 6,323 publications in 1 language and 103,990 library holdings
Genres: Trials, litigation, etc  Court decisions and opinions  Rules  Dictionaries  Controversial literature  Portraits  History 
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Reports of cases argued and determined in the Court of King's bench, in the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first years of the reign of George III. [1778-1781] by Great Britain( )

61 editions published between 1783 and 1795 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of the Court of King's Bench, in personal actions : with references to cases of practice in the Court of Common Pleas : in two volumes by William Tidd( )

35 editions published between 1798 and 1969 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports of cases argued and determined in the Court of King's bench, with tables of the names of cases and principal matters by Great Britain( Book )

46 editions published between 1801 and 1982 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas in personal actions by William Tidd( )

17 editions published between 1812 and 1830 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of the Court of King's Bench in personal actions, and ejectment by John Frederick Archbold( )

17 editions published between 1819 and 2014 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The whole proceedings on the trial of an information exhibited ex officio by the king's attorney-general against Thomas Paine : for a libel upon the revolution and settlement of the crown and regal government as by law established : and also upon the bill of rights, the legislature, government, laws, and parliament of this kingdom, and upon the king : tried by a special jury in the court of King's Bench, Guildhall, on Tuesday, the 18th of December, 1792, before the Right Honourable Lord Kenyon by Thomas Paine( )

32 editions published between 1793 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First edition of this work on the proceedings directed against the second part of Rights of man. The speeches of the attorney-general (Sir Archibald Macdonald) and of Mr. Erskine, counsel for the defendant, are given in full
An argument in the case of James Sommersett, a Negro, lately determined by the Court of King's Bench : wherein it is attempted to demonstrate the present unlawfulness of domestic slavery in England : to which is prefixed a state of the case by Francis Hargrave( )

22 editions published between 1772 and 2015 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Somerset v. Stewart (GB, 1772) is one of the most important slave cases in Anglo-American law. Brought by English opponents of slavery, the case led to the liberation of James Somerset, a Virginia slave, whose master, Charles Stewart, had brought to England. This pamphlet contains the arguments made by counsel for Somerset. In this case Lord Chief Justice Mansfield ruled that no one could be held as a slave in England because slavery could only be established by positive law. This was narrower than the arguments made here, and lacked the eloquence of the claim by Somerset{u2019}s attorneys that the ?air of England was too pure for a slave to breathe.? Nevertheless, the arguments here combined with Mansfield{u2019}s opinion effectively doomed slavery in England, and set the stage for ending slavery in the North. Some scholars also argue that Somerset helped push slaveowners in the Southern colonies to support the Revolution (which started three years later) because they believed that Somerset would lead to the total abolition of slavery in the British Empire. In the United States opponents of slavery would draw on Mansfield{u2019}s decision and the arguments here in their legal, political, and rhetorical attacks on American slavery
Reports of cases adjudged in the Court of King's Bench: from Hilary term, the 14th of George III. 1774, to Trinity term, the 18th of George III. 1778. Both inclusive by Great Britain( Book )

22 editions published between 1783 and 1969 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms of practical proceedings in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer of Pleas by William Tidd( )

19 editions published between 1814 and 1828 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reports of cases argued and determined in the High Court of Chancery, and of some special cases adjudged in the Court of King's Bench. [1695-1735] by William Peere Williams( Book )

36 editions published between 1746 and 1903 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the forms and entries, which occur in practice, in the courts of King's bench and Common Pleas, in personal actions and ejectment by John Frederick Archbold( )

10 editions published between 1825 and 1828 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dictionary of the practice in civil actions, in the Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas : with practical directions and forms, arranged under each title by Thomas Lee( )

10 editions published between 1812 and 1825 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practice of the Court of King's Bench in personal actions and ejectment by John Frederick Archbold( )

4 editions published between 1826 and 1834 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The new instructor clericalis : stating the authority, jurisdiction, and modern practice of the Court of King's Bench by John Impey( )

5 editions published between 1818 and 1823 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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controlled identityEngland and Wales. Court of King's Bench

controlled identityGreat Britain. Court of Queen's Bench

Court of King's Bench.

Court of Kings Bench Great Britain

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Great Britain Court of Kings Bench

Great Britain. Court of Queen's Bench.

Great Britain Court of Upper Bench

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