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Fortescue, John Sir 1394?-1476?

Works: 106 works in 438 publications in 4 languages and 6,277 library holdings
Genres: History  Constitution 
Roles: Author
Classifications: KD600, 340.0941
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On the laws and governance of England by John Fortescue( Book )
180 editions published between 1616 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Counter Sir John Fortescue CJKB (c.1395-c.1477) was undoubtedly the foremost English political scientist of the fifteenth century. This convenient volume brings together for the first time new editions of his two major works - In Praise of the Laws of England and The Governance of England - with references and suggestions for further reading for the student. In her introduction, Shelley Lockwood presents a clear reassessment of the work of John Fortescue and places these key texts in their historical and intellectual contexts. These works, arguably the earliest in English political thought, were written from the perspective of a self-consciously analytical and highly experienced lawyer and government official during a time of war and political upheaval. They form a coherent argument for justice against tyranny and afford unique insights into the law and governance of fifteenth-century England."--pub
Sir John Fortescue's Commendation of the laws of England the translation into English of "De laudibus legum Angliae" by John Fortescue( )
10 editions published between 1917 and 1998 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The difference between an absolute and limited monarchy; as it more particularly regards the English constitution by John Fortescue( Book )
41 editions published between 1714 and 2005 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A learned commendation of the politique lawes of England by John Fortescue( Book )
20 editions published between 1567 and 1969 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Prenobilis militis, cognomento Forescu [sic], qui temporibus Henrici sexti floruit, de politica administratione, et legibus ciuilibus florentissimi regni Anglie, commentarius by John Fortescue( )
10 editions published between 1543 and 1546 in 3 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De natura legis naturae by John Fortescue( Book )
3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fortescue de laudibus legum Angliæ Præmittuntur præfatio primi editoris, &, testimonia Balei, Pitsei & Du Fresne. by John Fortescue( )
7 editions published in 1737 in Latin and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The works of Sir John Fortescue, Knight, Chief Justice of England and Lord Chancellor to King Henry the Sixth by John Fortescue( Book )
8 editions published between 1869 and 1981 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Forescu, John 1394-1476
Fortescue 1394?-1476? Maister
Fortescue 1394?-1476? Master
Fortescue-Aland, John 1394?-1476
Fortescue, Jean 1394-1476
Fortescue, Maister (John), 1394?-1476?
Fortescue, Master (John), 1394?-1476?
Forteskew, John 1394-1476
Fortiscutus, John 1394-1476
Foskew, John 1394-1476
Jean Fortescue 1394-1476
Johannes Fortescue 1394-1476
John Fortescue 1394-1476
フォーテスキュー, ジョン
English (309)
Latin (34)
German (4)
Italian (1)