Cinderellas and Packhorses, A History of the Shropshire Magistracy

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Cinderellas and Packhorses, A History of the Shropshire Magistracy

Cinderellas and Packhorses, A History of the Shropshire Magistracy, edited by David Cox and Barry Godfrey

Published by Logaston Press in 2005, 100 pages. Paperback (N3328)

Brand New Book

This book includes five essays on the history and development of local law and the English Magistrates system, with particular emphasis on what happened in the county of Shropshire. They include:

  • The English Magistracey Past and Present
  • Shropshire Justices of the Peace before the 18th Century
  • The Shropshire Magistracey in the 18th Century
  • Policing, Punishment and Social institutions in the 19th century - the role of the Shropshire Magistracey
  • The 20th century and beyond

From the rear side cover: This book provides a very readable and clear picture as to how the early forerunners of Justices of the Peace came about during the reigns of Richard I, Edward I and Edward II, and developed over time. The book explains what was happening nationally, as well as the concerns, issues, and some of the cases that were being dealt with locally. It ends by raising the issues that face the Magistracy today, not least in terms of the professionalisation of the service, and the tension between use of local knowledge and issues and a desire by central government for blanket uniformity.

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