Thomas More's trial by jury : a procedural and legal review with a collection of documents /

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Imprint:Woodbridge : Boydell Press, 2011.
Description:xvii, 240 p. ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Subject:More, Thomas, -- Sir, Saint, -- 1478-1535 -- Trials, litigation, etc.
More, Thomas, -- Saint, -- 1478-1535.
Trials (Treason) -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Trials (Treason)
England.
History.
Trial and arbitral proceedings.
Trials, litigation, etc.
Format: Print Book
Local Note:Includes contribution by R. Helmholz.
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/8509725
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Varying Form of Title:Trial by jury
Other authors / contributors:Kelly, Henry Ansgar, 1934-
Karlin, Louis J.
Wegemer, Gerard, 1950-
Helmholz, R. H.
ISBN:9781843836292 (hbk.)
1843836297 (hbk.)
Notes:Includes bibliograpical references (p. [223]-231) and index.
Table of Contents:
  • List of Contributors
  • The Official Records of the Trial
  • The Indictment
  • The Conduct of the Trial
  • The First Part of the Accusation: Silence
  • The Second and Third Parts: Collusion with Fisher
  • The Last Part of the Indictment: More's Alleged Statement to Richard Rich
  • The Jury's Verdict
  • Post-Verdict Events: Alternative Versions
  • Jury System vs. Inquisitorial System
  • Conclusion
  • Preface
  • 2. Natural Law and the Trial of Thomas More
  • Introduction
  • The Right to Silence
  • The Necessity of Proof
  • The Rights of Conscience
  • The Invalidity of die Henrician Statute
  • Conclusion
  • 3. A Guide to Thomas More's Trial for Modern Lawyers
  • Introduction
  • Jurisdiction
  • Thomas More in History
  • Substantive Law of Treason and More's Defenses
  • Arrest and Detention
  • Grand Jury/Indictment
  • Arraignment/Plea
  • Role of Petty Jury
  • Role of Judges
  • Trial Rights and Practice
  • Post-Trial Rights and Practice
  • More's Initial Refusal of the Oath of Succession and His Final Argument at Trial
  • 4. Thomas More's Three Prison Letters Reporting on His Interrogations
  • The Background to the Trial
  • Overview
  • Letter of c. April 17, 1534
  • Letter of May 2 or 3, 1535
  • Letter of June 3, 1535
  • Recapitulation
  • Appendix: Interrogations of Thomas More between April 13, 1534 and June 14, 1535
  • 5. Judicial Commentary on Thomas More's Trial
  • Preliminary Comment
  • Michael Tugendhat Round Table
  • Appendix 1. Documents
  • The Trial
  • 1. Act of Recognizing Henry VIII as Supreme Head of the Church in England (Nov.-Dec. 1534)
  • 2. Act of Treasons (Nov.-Dec. 1534)
  • 3. Trial of Charterhouse Priors Houghton, Webster, and Lawrence and 140 the Bridgettine Monk Reynolds, April 23-29, 1535 (Bag of Secrets)
  • 4. More's Letter of May 2/3, 1535
  • 5. Tower Interrogation of More, June 3, 1535
  • 6. More's Letter of June 3, 1535
  • 7. Trial of Charterhouse Monks Middlemore, Exmew, and Newdigate, June 1-11, 1535 (Bag of Secrets)
  • 8. Interrogations of Tower Servants, June 7-11, 1535
  • 9. Richard Rich's Report on Thomas More, June 12, 1535
  • 10. Tower Interrogation of Fisher, June 12, 1535
  • Abbreviations
  • 11. Tower Interrogations of Fisher and More, June 14, 1535
  • 12. Trial of Bishop Fisher, June 1-17, 1535 (Bag of Secrets)
  • 13. Cromwell's Rembrances, c. June 18, 1535
  • 14. Henry VIII's Order to Publicize the Guilt of Fisher and More, 169 June 25, 1535
  • 15. More's Trial, June 26-July 1, 1535 (Bag of Secrets)
  • 16. More's Indictment
  • 17. Guildhall Report
  • 18. Spelman's Report
  • 19. Pole's Account
  • 20. Roper's Account
  • Chronology
  • Appendix 2. Thomas More's Trial: Docudrama
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • 1. A Procedural Review of Thomas More's Trial
  • Introduction