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‘Church Briefs in England and Wales from Elizabethan Times to 1828,’ in Huntington Library Quarterly 78:3 (Forthcoming, 2015).


‘A Latent Historiography? The Case of Psychiatry in Britain, 1500-1820,’ in Historical Journal 57:1 (March, 2014), pp. 289-310.


Bride Ales and Penny Weddings: Recreations, Reciprocity, and Regions in Britain from the Sixteenth to the Nineteenth Century (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014).


Punishing the dead? Suicide, Lordship, and Community in Britain, 1500-1830 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010).  


‘The Medicalization of Suicide: Medicine and the Law in Scotland and England, c.1750-1850,’ in John Weaver and David Wright ed. Histories of Suicide: International Perspectives on Self-Destruction in the Modern World (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2009), pp. 91-118.


‘Courts, Doctors, and Insanity Defences in 18th and Early 19th Century Scotland,’ in International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 26:4 (July, 2003), pp. 339-354.


‘Legal Protection of the Mentally Incapable in Early Modern Scotland,’ in Journal of Legal History 24:2 (2003), pp. 165-186.


Madness and Society in Eighteenth-Century Scotland, Oxford Studies in Social History (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000).

Caroline Humfress


ed with J. Duindam, J. Harries, and N. Hurvitz, Law and Empire: Ideas, Practices, Actors (Leiden; Boston, MA: Brill, 2013).

9780198208419_140 Orthodoxy and the Courts in Late Antiquity (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007).
9780198753810_140 ‘Telling Stories about (Roman) Law: Rules and Concepts in Legal Discourse,’ in Paul Dresch and Judith Scheele ed., Legalism: Rules and Categories (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming).

‘Institutionalization between Theory and Practice: Comparative Approaches to Medieval Islamic and Late Roman Law,’ in John Hudson and Ana Rodríguez ed. Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Mediaeval Christianity and Islam (Leiden: Brill, 2014), pp. 16-29.

John Hudson


ed., with Ana Rodríguez, Diverging Paths? The Shapes of Power and Institutions in Medieval Christendom and Islam (Leiden: Brill, 2014).


‘Legal History and the History of Disputes,’ in Disputing Strategies in Mediaeval Scandinavia (Leiden: Brill, 2013), pp. 333-341.


The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume II 871-1216 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).


‘Constitutions of Clarendon, Clause 3, and Henry II’s Reforms of Law and Administration,’ in Susanne Jenks ed., Law, Lawyers, and Texts (Leiden: Brill, 2012), pp. 1-19.


‘Order and Justice,’ in Julia Crick and Elisabeth Van Houts ed. A Social History of England, 900-1200 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 115-123.


‘The fate of Waltheof and the idea of personal law in England after 1066,’ in Normandy and its Neighbours, 900-1250: Essays for David Bates (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), pp. 223-235.


‘From the Leges to Glanvill: Legal Expertise and Legal Reasoning,’ in Stefan Jurasinski, Lisi Oliver, and Andrew Rabin ed. English Law Before Magna Carta (Leiden: Brill, 2010), pp. 221-249.


‘Magna Carta, the Ius Commune, and the English Common Law,’ in Janet Senderowitz Loengard ed. Magna Carta and the England of King John (Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2010), pp. 99-119.


‘L’écrit, les archives et le droit en Angleterre (IXe-XIIe siècle),’ in Revue Historique 637:1 (January, 2006), pp. 3-35.


‘Legal Culture in the Early Mediaeval West: Law as Text, Image, and Experience,’ in English Historical Review 115 (September, 2000), pp. 905-907.

hudson_commonlaw The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta (New York: Longman, 1996).
hudson_histlaw ed., The History of English Law: Centenary Essays on Pollock and Maitland (Oxford: Oxford University Press for the British Academy, 1996).
hudson_landlaw Land, Law and Lordship in Anglo-Norman England (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1994).
hudson_lawgov ed., with George Garnett, Law and Government in Medieval England and Normandy: Essays in Honour of Sir James Holt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994).

 Lorna Hutson

9780199657100_140 Circumstantial Shakespeare (Oxford: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming 2015).

‘“I will conclude / Out of the circumstances”: Proof and Probability in The Devil is an Ass,’ in Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin  and Jean-Pierre Schandeler, ed.,  (Paris: Hermann, 2014)pp. 119-136.


‘The Invention of Suspicion: Lorna Hutson reflects on participatory justice and English Renaissance drama,’ in Counsel (October, 2014), pp. 31-32.



‘”Lively Evidence”: Legal Inquiry into the Evidentia of Shakespearean Drama,’ in Bradin Cormack, Martha Nussbaum, and Richard Strier ed., Shakespeare and the Law: A Conversation Among Disciplines and Professions (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2013), pp. 72-97.


‘Law, Probability and Character in Shakespeare,’ in Yota Batsaki, Subha Mukherji, and Jan-Melissa Schramm ed., Fictions of Knowledge: Fact, Evidence, Doubt (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 61-83.


‘”Especyal Swetnes”: An Erasmian Footnote to the Civil Partnership Act,’ in Literature and History 20:1 (2011), pp. 5-21.


‘The evidential plot: Shakespeare and Gascoigne at Gray’s Inn,’ in Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Elizabeth Goldring, and Sarah Knight ed., The Intellectual and Cultural World of the Early Modern Inns of Court (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011), pp. 245-263.


‘”Che indizio, che prova…?”: Ariosto’s Legal Conjectures and the English Renaissance Stage,’ in Albert Russell Ascoli and William West ed. ‘Italy in the Drama of Europe,’ in Renaissance Drama 36/7:  (2010), pp. 179-205.


‘Law, Crime, and Punishment,’ in Julie Sanders ed. Ben Jonson in Context (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), pp. 221-228.

rep.2009.106.issue-1.cover ed., ‘Special Forum: Fifty Years of the King’s Two Bodies,‘ in Representations 106:1 (Spring, 2009).
31kwTsvzABL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_ ‘Probable Infidelities from Bandello to Massinger,’ in Mary Ellen Lamb and Valerie Wayne ed. Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare (London; New York: Routledge, 2009), pp. 219-235.
hutson_invention The Invention of Suspicion: Law and Mimesis in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2007, paperback, 2011).
9781403992147 ‘Noises Off: Participatory Justice in 2 Henry VI,’ in Constance Jordan and Karen Cunningham ed. The Law in Shakespeare (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). 
ucprep_1_1.cover__0 Forensic Aspects of Renaissance Mimesis,’ in Representations 94:1 (Spring, 2006), pp. 80-109.
ucprep_1_1.cover__0 ‘Rethinking the “Spectacle of the Scaffold”: Juridical Epistemologies and English Revenge Tragedy,’ in Representations 89:1 (Winter, 2005), pp. 30-58.
hutson_litpol ed., with Erica Sheen, Literature, Politics and Law in Renaissance England (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2005).
hutson_rhetoriclaw ed., with Victoria Kahn, Rhetoric and Law in Early Modern Europe (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001).

Colin Kidd

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Anthony Lang, Jr

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Nicholas Rengger

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Jacqueline Rose


‘The Debate over Authority: Adiaphora, the Civil Magistrate, and the Settlement of Religion’ in N. H. Keeble ed. ‘Settling the Peace of the Church’: 1662 Revisited (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 29-56.


‘By Law Established: The Church of England and the Royal Supremacy,’ in Grant Tapsell ed. The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2012), pp. 21-45.


Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of Royal Supremacy, 1660-1688, Studies in Early Modern British History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011).