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dc.contributor.authorHopper, Andrew-
dc.identifier.citationThe English Historical Review, 2018, 133 (563), pp. 941-942 (3)en
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dc.description.abstractThis book by John M. Collins provides a coherent and detailed account of the emergence and use of martial law in Ireland, England and English colonies overseas during the early modern period. It traces the origins of early modern interpretations of martial law back to the execution of Thomas, earl of Lancaster on the orders of Edward II in 1322. Collins maintains that martial law was increasingly used during wartime to inflict harsher exemplary punishments on soldiers (but sometimes civilians too), in the hope of maintaining order and discipline. However, he argues that this was not about arbitrary power: rather, he contends that martial law was accepted as one of the king’s laws, and that the commissioners and councils of war who implemented it were still concerned to maintain a legal process and uphold some standards of proof and evidence.en
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)en
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, Oxford University Press (OUP). Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
dc.subjectArts & Humanitiesen
dc.titleMartial Law and English Laws, c.1500-c.1700, by John M. Collinsen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.type.subtypeBook Review;Review;Journal-
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIESen
pubs.organisational-group/Organisation/COLLEGE OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, ARTS AND HUMANITIES/School of History, Politics and International Relationsen
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