Important new Book on the History of Scots Law

Reflecting the recent work on the history of Scots law, it is important to note the publication of Civil Justice in Renaissance Scotland: The Origins of a Central Court, by A. Mark Godfrey. Since the earlier work of Hannay, the foundations of the College of Justice have deserevd a proper re-assessment in the light of the new research. Godfrey's excellent new book does that. Though published by Brill at an eye-watering € 152.00 / US$ 243.00, it deserves to be widely read. It has implications far beyond the history of Scots law. Taken with John Finlay's Men of Law in Pre-Reformation Scotland, published by Tuckwell in 2000, we now have a real understanding of this era and these events.