- Author : J. G. Bellamy
- Release Date : 29 January 2004
- Publisher : Cambridge University Press
- Genre : History
- Pages : 288 pages
- ISBN 13 : 0521526388
Download or read book entitled The Law of Treason in England in the Later Middle Ages by author: J. G. Bellamy which was release on 29 January 2004 and published by Cambridge University Press with total page 288 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Professor Bellamy places the theory of treason in its political setting and analyses the part it played in the development of legal and political thought in this period. He pays particular attention to the Statute of Treason of 1352, an act with a notable effect on later constitutional history and which, in the opinion of Edward Coke, had a legal importance second only to that of Magna Carta. He traces the English law of treason to Roman and Germanic origins, and discusses the development of royal attitudes towards rebellion, the judicial procedures used to try and condemn suspected traitors, and the interaction of the law of treason and constitutional ideas.