The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640

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The barristers were the most powerful and prosperous professional group in early modern England. This book systematically examines the barrister's working life during a half-century of rapid growth and structural change within the legal profession. Prest analyzes patterns of professional recruitment, training, and mobility and explores the participation of barristers in the cultural, religious, and political life of Elizabethan and early Stuart England. This is the first book to be published in the Oxford Studies in Social ...

The Rise of the Barristers: A Social History of the English Bar 1590-1640 1995, Clarendon Press, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780198202585

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