Title: Historical View of the English Government, from the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Accession of the House of Stewart.
Publisher:  Printed by Zachariah Jackson, For Grueber and McAllister, Dublin, 1789,
Seller ID: 98119
MILLAR, John. An Historical View of the English Government, from the Settlement of the Saxons in Britain to the Accession of the House of Stewart. Dublin : Printed by Zachariah Jackson, For Grueber and McAllister, No. 59, Dame-Street, M.DCC.LXXXIX . Pp [i]-vi,(6),-506,(2). 8vo, red half-leather, marbled paper covered boards, gilt lettering to spine, all edges dyedred. Contents : Book I: Of the English Government, From the Settlement of the Saxons In Britain to the Reign of William the Conqueror. I: PreliminaryAccount of the State of Britain Under the Dominion of the Romans.. II: Cha racter and Manners of the Saxons. III: Settlement of the Saxons In Britain.IV: Similarity In the Situation of the Anglo-saxons, and of the Other Barb arians Who Settled In the Provinces of the Western Empire.—how Far the State of All Those Nations Differed From That of Every Other People, Ancient OrModern. V: The State of Property, and the Different Ranks and Orders of Me n, Produced By the Settlement of the Saxons In Britain. Sect. 1: Of the Chief Regulations Attending the Establishment of Christianity In the Roman Empire, and In the Modern Kingdoms of Europe. Sect. 2: The Establishment of Christianity In Britain, Under the Roman Dominion, and In the Early Government of the Anglo-saxons. VI: Institution of Tythings, Hundreds, and Counties.VII: Of the Wittenagemote. VIII: State of the Sovereign In the Primitive A nglo-saxon Government. IX: Of the Principal Events From the Reign of Egbertto the Norman Conquest. X: Variations In the State of Tythings, Hundreds, and Shires. XI: Changes Produced In the Condition of the Vassals, and of the Peasants. XII: The Influence of These Changes Upon the Jurisdiction and Authority of the Feudal Lords. XIII: Of Ecclesiastical Courts. XIV: Alterations In the State of the Wittenagemote. Book II: Of the English Government From the Reign of William the Conqueror, to the Accession of the House of Stewart. I: The Norman Conquest.—progress of the Feudal System.—view of the Several Reigns Before That of Edward I.—THE Great Charter, and Charter of the Forest. II: In What Manner the Changes Produced In the Reign of William the Conqueror Affected the State of the National Council. III: Of the Ordinary Courts of Justice After the Norman Conquest. IV: Progress of Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction and Authority. V: General View of the Kingly Power, From the Reign of Edward I. To That of Henry VII. VI: History of the Parliament In the Same Period. Sect. 1: The Introduction of the Representatives of Counties and Boroughs Into Parliament. Sect. 2: The Division of Parliament IntoTwo Houses, and the Peculiar Privileges Acquired By Each House. Sect. 3: C oncerning the Manner of Electing the National Representatives, and the Forms of Procedure In Parliament. VII: Alterations In the State of the OrdinaryCourts of Justice. Sect. 1: Establishment of the Courts of Common Law, At Westminster. Sect. 2: Of the Petty Jury—and the Grand Jury. Sect. 3: Circumstances Which Prevented the Civil Law From Being So Much Incorporated In the System of English Jurisprudence, As In That of Other European Countries. Sect. 4: The Rise of the Court of Chancery. VIII: Of the Circumstances Which Promoted Commerce, Manufactures, and the Arts, In Modern Europe, and Particularly In England. IX: Of Henry the Seventh.—circumstances Which, In His Reign, Contributed to the Exaltation of the Crown.—review of the Governmentof This Period. X: Of Henry the Eighth.—the Reformation.—its Causes.—the E ffects of It Upon the Influence of the Crown. XI: Of Edward the Sixth—Mary—and Elizabeth.—general Review of the Government.—conclusion of the Period From the Norman Conquest to the Accession of the House of Stewart. Conclusion of the Period. Lacking spine, heavy wear to boards, tear to one leaf, moderate foxing throughout, else a good, solid copy. 500.00