Genius or juristic accident? Policy, legal change and the early Common Law
This lecture considers how far legal change was a matter of policy, how far it was the unintended outcome of limited innovations. It raises issues concerning competition between different models of lordship and landholding and revisits the notion of an ‘anti-feudal’ policy. It thereby reflects upon the arguments of Maitland and of S.F.C. Milsom.
7 February 2023, 17:00 (Tuesday, 4th week, Hilary 2023)
Examination Schools, 75-81 High Street OX1 4BG
Professor John Hudson (University of St Andrews/Michigan Law)
Faculty of History
The Carlyle lectures in the History of Political Thought 2023