Devising, Dying and Dispute: Probate Litigation in Early Modern England


Lloyd Bonfield

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 310 pages

File size: 16.8 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

Focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into English seventeenth-century society. As well as charting shifting conceptions of property and inheritance law, accounts taken from the numerous cases quoted offer a poignant reminder of how the law had to cope with difficult situations affecting real lives.