Common Law

The origins of English Common Law probably begin with Saxon customs. But the Saxon trial procedure described in 'The Two Rivers' chapter of SARUM has some surprising features.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
The award for shortest reign in history goes to…Louis-Antoine Duke of Angoulême of France ! Louis XIX ruled for approximately 20 minutes – the time between when his father Charles X of France signed abdication papers in 1830 and the moment he too wielded a quill, signing away his rights to the throne.




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