An abbreviated version of this article was read at the 17th British Legal History Conference at University College, London (July 2005). The initial phrase in the title, ‘contray to the lib[er]ties of this Citie’, is found in Corporation of London Records Office (hereafter C.L.R.O.), Repertories of the Court of Aldermen (hereafter REP), 2 (1505–13), fo. 32 (5 Oct. 1508). In referring to London, Stow used the more general phrase ‘in hurte, preiudice or derogation of the franchises, liberties, & priviledges of the said cittie’ (John Stow, A Survey of London (1603), ed. C. L. Kingsford (3 vols., Oxford, 1908–27), i. 253). The author would like to thank John Guy and Steven Gunn for their thoughts on an early draft of this article, and Penny Tucker, Paul Cavill and James Lee for their insightful and beneficial comments on a later version. All errors and omissions are solely through his own efforts or lack thereof.
‘Contrary to the liberties of this city’: Henry VII, English towns and the economics of law and order*
Article first published online: 3 JUL 2009
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Volume 85, Issue 227, pages 32–56, February 2012
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Horowitz, M. R. (2012), ‘Contrary to the liberties of this city’: Henry VII, English towns and the economics of law and order. Historical Research, 85: 32–56. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2281.2009.00509.x
- Issue published online: 3 JUL 2009
- Article first published online: 3 JUL 2009
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