Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
James I, during his reign as King of England, sought to extend the pwoer and authority of the English monarchy. Firmly believing in divine right absolute monarchy, he desired to subordinate the Parliament and the common law courts to the Crown. James encountered fierce opposition in his attempts to extend royal privileges and prerogatives. In the contest between James and the common law courts, Sir Edward Coke arose as the chief defender of the supremacy of common law and the independence of the common law courts.
Blackmon, Howard B., "The legal confrontations between King James of England and Chief Justice Sir Edward Coke" (1980). Honors Theses. 416.