THE ADMIRALTY COURT BOOK OF SOUTHAMPTON 1566-1585.

Welch, Edwin. (Ed.).


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Southampton, at the University Press, 1st ed., 1986. Xxxiv + 148 pp., map frontis. D.j., 25 x 16cm. Some slight fading of dust-jacket o/w Nr.FINE. With the Churchill College Presentation Label of Captain S. W. Roskill, CBE., DSC., Litt D., FBA., RN., a Fellow. Inscribed to Roskill by the Editor : From a landlubber to a sailor. Edwin Welch. Churchill Archive Centre Roskill Library label to endpaper ; their ‘Cancel’ stamp on title-page. A record of the cases handled by the Admiralty Court at Southampton between 1566 and 1585. These maritime courts exercised jurisdiction over all maritime contracts, torts, injuries and offenses. Today, Admiralty jurisdiction is exercised by the UK High Court of Justice. This book gives full details of the disputes and other cases that appeared before the Southampton court in the middle of the sixteenth century. ROSKILL’S COPY.


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