Category Archives: legal history

What is a bank holiday?

Any British person will tell you that there are two bank holidays in May, one at the beginning and one at the end: indeed the government itself lists them as such on its own website, but although that is how they’re commonly known, in England and Wales they are arrived at by two different legal… Read More »

Ministry of Reconstruction

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month we pause in silence to remember those who died in military service. The commemoration marks the date and time that the armistice between the Allies and Germany took effect at the end of the Great War of 1914-18. The text of the agreement… Read More »

Cambridge University Press law e-books

The Law Bod has taken out a trial subscription to all the law titles available via CUP’s University Publishing Online. This means holders of an Oxford Single Sign On have full-text access to all law titles until 13 July 2015. At that date we shall assess how useful the package has proved to be, before… Read More »

A film to encourage future legal historians

That is my hope any way! The film is Belle which will draw the viewer’s attention to the interesting household of a former Lord Chief Justice. Here is a still of Lord Mansfield, as played by Tom Wilkinson (“spot the location” addicts should find the background worth a second look too!) followed by a contemporary… Read More »