Liberty in the Thought of Sir Edward Coke
This conference examined the writings of Sir Edward Coke with specific reference to their relevance to liberty, the rule of law, and the protection of rights. Particular emphasis was placed on the role of the common law and courts of justice in the securing of liberty and rights, but also on the concepts of limited government and constitutionalism.
From Liberty Fund
The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke
By Sir Edward Coke
Edited by Steve Sheppard
Sir Edward Coke (1552–1634) successfully defended English liberties against the royal prerogative of the Stuart kings and virtually single-handedly established the rule of law for the English-speaking peoples. Coke’s view of English law has had a powerful influence on lawyers, judges, and politicians through the present day.
It was Coke’s…
Coke, Edward. The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke, Volume 1. Edited by Steve Sheppard. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003.
Edward Coke. The Selected Writings of Sir Edward Coke Volume 3. Edited by Steve Sheppard. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2003.