Editors. "John Cowell's law dictionary is censured". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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John Cowell's law dictionary is censured (51 words)
Historical Context Note
John Cowell's law dictionary of 1607, The Interpreter, exalts the Crown's prerogative so highly that he faces censure from Parliament and the Privy Council. He is prosecuted by Sir Edmund Coke, only being saved from imprisonment by the intervention of the King, and on 26th March his book is burnt by hangman.15674 John Cowell's law dictionary is censured 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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