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The disruptive power of legal biography: the life of Lord Phillimore – churchman and judge

Smith, C. (2020) The disruptive power of legal biography: the life of Lord Phillimore – churchman and judge. Journal of Legal History, 41 (2). pp. 164-185. ISSN 1744-0564

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/01440365.2020.1783607

Abstract/Summary

This article uses a biography of Lord Walter George Frank Phillimore, a prominent High Churchman and judge in the later nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, to explore the ability of legal biography to disrupt settled or uncritical readings of his comments on the nature of an established church in the case of Marshall v Graham (1907). In so doing it highlights the impact of the nineteenth century’s legal and constitutional reforms upon High Churchmen and lawyers like Phillimore and examines the impact of his churchmanship upon his personal and professional life.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Law
ID Code:91390
Publisher:Taylor & Francis

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