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English Reports (Full Reprint) (1220-1865)


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Entscheidungssammlung zum englischen Recht von 1220 bis 1865. Die "English Reports, Full Reprint", eine von 1900 bis 1932 veröffentlichte, 178 Bände mit einem Gesamtumfang von rund 250.000 Seiten umfassende Reihe, dokumentiert die in zahllosen privaten Sammmlungen verstreute, bis 1865 ergangene englische Judikatur. Die "English Reports" entsprechen der Berichterstattung über Gerichtsverhandlungen, stellen jedoch keine amtliche Veröffentlichung dar.

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William S. Hein & Co.

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Now, for the first time in HeinOnline researchers have access to more than 100,000 of the most important early English cases that laid the foundation for the laws of nations under the British Empire and influenced the development of laws across many lands!

Whether conducting research on the development of laws from this early period or laws that continue to influence the legal developments of today, HeinOnline proudly brings online access to some of the most famous cases in Commonwealth history!

About the English Reports (Full Reprint)

"The English Reports (full reprint) was issued in 178 volumes and is in general a straight reprint in which the original footnotes are given. Notes in square brackets have been inserted, as required, giving reference to Mews' Digest of English Case Law, while in some instances editorial notes in square brackets have been added. Where pages of the original have been omitted this is usually stated and editorial notes indicate those decisions affected by subsequent legislation. The reprint edition contains over 100,000 cases, representative of 265 separate series of Reports, arranged by Courts. The whole includes a two-volume index of cases and citations are recorded as they appear in the original reports. A table listing the nominate reports is also included in the series. " - Source: Moys, Manual of Law Librarianship, 2d. (1987) p. 138.

Exact Reproduction of the Original English Reports (full reprint) in HeinOnline

The English Reports online edition from HeinOnline delivers exact page-images of the original bound reprint edition, together with the Indexes and Book of Charts to complete the collection. In addition, multiple navigation tools such as a Case Locator, Chart Tool, and an Advanced Search feature enhance the ease of access to specific cases. For those interested in browsing the online collection as if they were holding the actual books in their hands, HeinOnline provides browsing by volumes, Indexes and by the Book of Charts. All of these features create a one-of-a-kind online collection capable of efficiently aiding the researcher in locating a case of interest.

Research Long-Forgotten Decisions of Centuries Past and Those That Continue to be Cited in Today's Courts

Whether conducting historical research concerning laws which are no longer in effect or those which continue to shape today's laws, HeinOnline's English Reports (full reprint) online edition delivers legal history to your desktop. For example...


In one of the most famous cases in the Anglo-American law of slavery, Somerset v. Stewart (1772) (Lofft 1, 98 E.R. 499), the English courts were challenged with the task of determining slave ownership within England's boundaries, ultimately influencing much of the British Empire. James Somerset was taken from Africa as a slave to the Americas in 1749 and was sold to Charles Stewart, a Scottish merchant and slave trader in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1769 Stewart took Somerset to England, where Somerset escaped but was later recaptured. Stewart decided to sell Somerset back into slavery in Jamaica, and in late 1771, Somerset was placed on-board a ship on the Thames awaiting transfer out of England.

An abolitionist network existed in London at the time, and sought a writ of habeas corpus from Lord Mansfield, Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, to obtain Somerset's freedom. Mansfield's decision in the Somerset case profoundly altered not just the English, but also ultimately the American framework for the law of slavery. The Somerset case was cited as authority by English and American courts for nearly one hundred years following Mansfield's decision.

English Reports Continue to Influence the Development of Today's Laws...


Today, cases from English Reports are still cited in the development of modern law, such as in the United States', Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Referring to The Queen v. Saunders and Archer, (2 Plowd. 473), in which a husband and accomplice, attempting to poison his wife, indirectly killed the man's daughter when his wife provided a poisoned apple to the couple's daughter. The husbandwas found guilty and hanged. Today, 18 U.S.C. Section 2 (a codification of the common law maxim qui facit per alium facit per se ["He who acts through another, acts himself"]), is based on this 1575 case. The English Reports (full reprint) edition in HeinOnline opens the doors to history in the making.

All those in the legal profession will find value in HeinOnline's online edition, which is affordable for all law libraries.

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