The Great and Generall Offences of the Realme Pulton, Ferdinand[o] [1536-1618]. De Pace Regis Et Regni, Viz. A Treatise Declaring Which be the Great and Generall Offences of the Realme, and the Chiefe Impediments of the Peace of the King and the Kingdome, as Treasons, Homicides, and Felonies, Menaces, Assaults, Batteries, Ryots, Routs, Unlawfull Assemblies, Forcible Entries, Forgeries, Perjuries, Maintenance, Deceit, Extortion, Oppression: And How Many, And What Sorts of Them There Be, And by Whom and What Meanes the Said Offences, and the Offendores Therein are to be Restrained, Repressed, or Punished. Which Being Reformed or Duely Checked, Florebit Pax Regis & Regni. Collected Out of the Reports of the Common Laws of This Realme, and of the Statutes in Force, and Out of the Painefull Workes of the Reverend Judges, Sir Anthonie Fitzharbert, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir William Stanford, Sir Iames Dyer, Sir Edward Coke, Knights, and other Learned Writers of Our Lawes. Originally published: London: Printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1609. 5 p. l., 258 (i.e. 516) l.,  pp. Folio (8" x 11"). Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 9781584776970. ISBN-10: 1584776978. Hardcover. New. $75. * Reprint of the first edition. With comprehensive index, glosses and side-note references to the works of Fitzherbert, Brooke and others. Pulton is best known for his respected abridgements An Abstract of all the Penal Statutes Which are General (1560) and A Calendar or Table of All the Statutes (1606). De Pace Regis et Regni, which was first published in 1609, took his earlier works as the starting point for a comprehensive overview of criminal law. Holdsworth, who holds this work in high regard, observes that it was only the second title devoted to the subject. (The first, Staunford's Les Plees del Coron, was published posthumously in 1560.) Holdsworth adds that a comparison between Pulton and (the less comprehensive) Staunford "enables us to appreciate the effect of the additions to and alterations of the criminal law made during this period, both by the legislature, and by the judges of the common law courts and of the Court of Star Chamber" (392-393). This is especially evident is his discussion of topics like "Triall by Battaile," "The King's Pardon," "Maihem" and "Corruption of Bloud." In all, Pul.
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