'Allowable or Not?' John Stokesley, the Court of Requests and Royal Justice in Sixteenth-Century England
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Flannigan, L. 'Allowable or Not?' John Stokesley, the Court of Requests and Royal Justice in Sixteenth-Century England. Historical Research https://doi.org/10.17863/CAM.54455
In 1523 the theologian John Stokesley was dismissed as a judge in the English Court of Requests following a review by the royal Council. This article explores the significance of this episode within the continuous efforts to define emergent royal justice across the sixteenth century. Grounded in unprecedentedly detailed research with the early Requests archive, the article studies business and personnel of that Court before, during, and after Stokesley’s presidency. It demonstrates that Stokesley’s indiscretion as a judge probably undermined the principles of royal justice, and required amendment – but this was no simple victory of common law over equity.
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