The rise and fall of the High Commission / by Roland G. Usher; with a new introduction by Philip Tyler Usher, Roland G. (Roland Greene), 1880-

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Usher, Roland G. (Roland Greene), 1880-
Great Britain. Court of High Commission; England and Wales. Court of High Commission.; England and Wales.
  • Introduction
  • Preface
  • 1. The origin of the High Commission: first phase: commissioners for the establishment of the royal supremacy in causes ecclesiastical, 1535-80
  • 2. The origin of the High Commission: first phase: the actual working of ecclesiastical commissions, 1535-80
  • 3. The origin of the High Commission: second phase: the gradual evolution of a court of law, 1553(?)-80
  • 4. Jurisdiction, 1580-1611
  • 5. Procedure, 1580-1611
  • 6. The growth of systematic opposition to the Commission
  • 7. The common-law judges and the High Commission, 1535-1607
  • 8. The attack of the common-law judges
  • 9. Coke's final assault
  • 10. The relative merits of the legal arguments
  • 11. Jurisdiction, procedure, organization, 1611-41
  • 12. The actual working of the Commission, 1611-41
  • 13. Special and diocesan commissions
  • 14. The Commission in its relation to other judicial and administrative bodies
  • 15. The opposition to the Commission, 1611-41
  • Appendices. 1. Clauses from statutes and letters patent A-D
  • 2. A list of the vcommisioners for causes ecllesiastical in the province of Canterbury, 1549-1641.
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