Devising, Dying and Dispute

Author(s): 
Bonfield, Lloyd
ISBN: 
9781409434276
Date published: 
June 2012
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

Focusing on property law as reflected in cases of disputed wills, this book provides a fascinating glimpse into English seventeenth-century society. As well as charting shifting conceptions of property and inheritance law, accounts taken from the numerous cases quoted offer a poignant reminder of how the law had to cope with difficult situations affecting real lives.