Legal Miscellany

Legal Miscellany

Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States

Presidential Nominations to the Supreme Court

Time Chart of the Supreme Court

Succession of Supreme Court Justices

U.S. Attorneys General

Congressional Timeline: Nineteenth Century

Congressional Timeline: Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

British Regnal YearsThis section contains a diverse collection of legal, political, and historical information, most of which is organized in tabular form and in chronological order.

The tables provide readers with precise dates of the reigns of British monarchs and the terms of service of U.S. Supreme Court justices, presidents, vice presidents, and attorneys general. Readers may, for example, consult the succession of Supreme Court justices to determine which justices were on the Court when a major case was decided.

Using a chronological sequence, the congressional timeline links pertinent information about the House of Representatives and the Senate (size, political parties, procedural matters) with major court cases, laws, and investigations. Wars, presidential eras, and developments in science, technology, and communications are included as well.

The following tables are included:

  • Presidents and Vice Presidents of the United States
  • Presidential Nominations to the Supreme Court
  • Time Chart of the Supreme Court
  • Succession of Supreme Court Justices
  • U.S. Attorneys General
  • Congressional Timeline: Nineteenth Century
  • Congressional Timeline: Twentieth Century
  • British Regnal Years
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Kennedy's chapter 'A London Legal Miscellany, Popular Law and Medieval Print Culture', we explore 'Arnold's book', a manuscript of diverse contents that is believed to be the first to be printed on a hand press (p.
Writings from or for the merchant/professional class are the subject of four essays: Johnston's "Mercantile Gentility in Cambridge University Library MS Ff.2.38," Hanawalt's "Toward the Common Good," Malo's "York Merchants at Prayer," and Kennedy's "A London Legal Miscellany." These essays reveal how a prosperous class of individuals, who increasingly became an important financial force, had their "worldview" reflected in the works they patronized.
Kennedy writes on "A London Legal Miscellany, Popular Law, and Medieval Print Culture" (223-237), with a focus on the printing of Richard Arnold's book on London antiquities by Adriaen van Berghenin 1502 and its subsequent printing history.