The Journal of Legal History

The Journal of Legal History, founded in 1980, is the only British journal concerned solely with legal history. It publishes articles in English on the sources and development of the common law, both in the British Isles and overseas, on the history of the laws of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and on Roman Law and the European legal tradition. There is a section for shorter research notes, review-articles, and a wide-ranging section of reviews of recent literature.

3 issues a year.

Publisher: 
Routledge
ISSN (print): 
01440365
ISSN (online): 
17440564

Latest articles

Volume 38 (3)

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The ‘illegal sentences which magistrates were daily passing’: The Backstory to Governor Richard Bourke's 1832 Punishment and Summary Jurisdiction Act in Convict New South Wales
vol. 38 (3): 231-253
The ‘illegal sentences which magistrates were daily passing’: The Backstory to Governor Richard Bourke's 1832 Punishment and Summary Jurisdiction Act in Convict New South Wales
vol. 38 (3): 231-253
The Origins of Trade Secrecy Law in England, 1600–1851
vol. 38 (3): 254-281
The Origins of Trade Secrecy Law in England, 1600–1851
vol. 38 (3): 254-281
Bentham on the Interpretation of Laws
vol. 38 (3): 282-307
Bentham on the Interpretation of Laws
vol. 38 (3): 282-307
John Vincent’s Reading at Gray’s Inn, 1668/9, on the Merchants’ Assurances Act 1601
vol. 38 (3): 308-333
John Vincent’s Reading at Gray’s Inn, 1668/9, on the Merchants’ Assurances Act 1601
vol. 38 (3): 308-333
Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800–1850
vol. 38 (3): 334-337
Rage for Order: The British Empire and the Origins of International Law, 1800–1850
vol. 38 (3): 334-337
The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700–1852: From Privilege to Property
vol. 38 (3): 338-340
The British Patent System during the Industrial Revolution 1700–1852: From Privilege to Property
vol. 38 (3): 338-340

Volume 38 (2)

Writing Histories of Law and Emotion
vol. 38 (2): 117-129
Writing Histories of Law and Emotion
vol. 38 (2): 117-129
Emotions in the Early Common Law (c. 1166–1215)
vol. 38 (2): 130-154
Emotions in the Early Common Law (c. 1166–1215)
vol. 38 (2): 130-154
Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom
vol. 38 (2): 155-178
Narratives of Feeling and Majesty: Mediated Emotions in the Eighteenth-Century Criminal Courtroom
vol. 38 (2): 155-178