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The Lion and the Throne: The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke (1957)

por Catherine Drinker Bowen

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Sir Edward Coke was perhaps the pre-eminent jurist during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James of England. He was the prime author of the Petition of Right, so this biography is simultaneously the story of the roots of our form of free government. But the man who rose to be the Chief Justice of England was eventually dismissed from the bench in disgrace.… (mais)
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Yes I know this looks like a ridiculous book to read, but the only thing ridiculous is how hard it is to get the thing and how good it is. Actually it's not that hard. You can buy it on Amazon new for 170 bucks. I was working in the Law Library last summer and I came upon it in the stacks and thought it was probably the only book worth reading in the entire collection except for, of course, Gastonia 1929: the Story of the Loray Mill Strike (communists, murder, rednecks: the only book that has ever featured communists and rednecks together).
Sir Edward Coke was an extraordinary man. He pretty much upheld English common law single-handedly against the absolutist minded Stuarts. Because he fought tooth and nail we now enjoy freedom of speech, Habeous Corpus, procedure and jurisdiction and he can probably be accorded credit for the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
The prose is engaging and rich. The cast of characters is long and so is the important historical events that Coke was witness to and an actor in: the Spanish Armada, the Union of the Crowns, the Gunpowder Plot, the execution of Sir Walter Raleigh. the British Civil War, Sir Francis Bacon being a toady little jerk while also establishing the scientific method and creating the game "Six Degrees of Separation from Sir Francis Bacon" (not as fun as it sounds). You can easily see why it won the 1956 National Book Award, or at least I can. ( )
  earlbot88 | Jan 20, 2019 |
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  ajapt | Dec 30, 2018 |
5117. The Lion and The Throne The Life and Times of Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), by Catherine Drinker Bowen (read 1 Feb 2014) (National Book Award nonfiction prize for 1958) This is a carefully researched biography, and tells well the important story of a giant in legal history. In the closing years of Queen Elizabeth I's reign and the opening years of James I's reign Coke was a prosecutor, handling the trials of Essex, Raleigh, and the Gunpowder plotters. Then he became a judge and his most important work was performed as he became a vigorous opponent of arbitrary royal power, deciding such legal milestones as Bonham's Case (which laid the foundation for judicial review). He was an opponent of Sir Francis Bacon, and while he was ousted by Bacon he lived to see Bacon fall--a fall Bacon eminently deserved. The book is a lot more interesting than you might expect, though it does help to know some law. ( )
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Sir Edward Coke was perhaps the pre-eminent jurist during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King James of England. He was the prime author of the Petition of Right, so this biography is simultaneously the story of the roots of our form of free government. But the man who rose to be the Chief Justice of England was eventually dismissed from the bench in disgrace.

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