Category Archives: Practicks

An obscure 450th anniversary for Glasgow: recrimination, reconciliation, and the gestation of children in the womb

Four hundred and fifty years ago this month, on 6 August 1563, a Scottish Protestant radical called John Willock sat in judgement as Superintendent of Glasgow and ‘the West’, and pronounced a sentence of the newly introduced Protestant divorce on … Continue reading

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Spottiswoode’s Practicks

Your blogger is lucky enough to own John Spottiswoode’s (or Spotswood’s) own copy of his edition of his grandfather’s Practicks of the Laws of Scotland. There was a sale of Spotswood’s library after his death (some 1292 items were auctioned), … Continue reading

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Understanding the Scottish Practicks

‘Understanding the Scottish Practicks’ University of Aberdeen, 3-4 May 2013 A Workshop This Blogger was fortunate to attend this workshop last weekend. My own research is about eighteenth century Scottish lawyers’ libraries and I was keen to find out more … Continue reading

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Understanding the Scottish Practicks, 3rd-4th May 2013

Readers of the blog might be interested in a workshop on the practicks being held at the University of Aberdeen on 3rd-4th May 2013, under the auspices of the University of Aberdeen's Civil Law Centre and Research Institute of Irish and … Continue reading

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