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The Life Of Judge Jeffreys, Chief Justice Of The King's Bench Under Charles II And Lord High Chancellor Of England During The Reign Of James II

Humphrey W. Woolrych

The book ""The Life of Judge Jeffreys"" is a biography of George Jeffreys, who served as the Chief Justice of the King's Bench under Charles II and later as the Lord High Chancellor of England during the reign of James II. The book is written by Humphrey W. Woolrych and provides a detailed account of Jeffreys' life, including his early years, education, legal career, and political appointments. The book explores Jeffreys' controversial reputation as a judge and his infamous role in the Bloody Assizes, where he presided over the trials of those accused of participating in the Monmouth Rebellion. The author provides insights into Jeffreys' personality, his relationships with other notable figures of the time, and his impact on the legal and political landscape of England during the late 17th century. Overall, ""The Life of Judge Jeffreys"" is a comprehensive and engaging biography that sheds light on the life and legacy of one of the most notorious figures in English legal history. It is an essential read for anyone interested in the history of the English legal system, the politics of the late 17th century, or the life of George Jeffreys himself.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
  • Publish Date: Jun 8th, 2006
  • Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.72in - 1.04lb
  • EAN: 9781428624726
  • Categories: Literary FiguresHistoricalLegal History