Archive for November 13th, 2015

Lawsuits in England in the 17th Century – As Bad as Today (2015-11-13)

The “High Commission” was a court specially established by the Crown in 1535 after the founding of the Church of England.  As the head of state was also the head of the church, heresy became, in effect, an act of treason, giving the Crown a special interest in ecclesiastical matters. The jurisdiction of the High […]