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Legal historian; senior lecturer @bristolunilaw; cake fan (she/her)
Oct 4, 2020 26 tweets 11 min read
Good news! Of the 24 British laws Buzzfeed can't believe exist... almost half don't actually exist:… 1. This is true! The Queen generally declines all such kind offers.…
Aug 4, 2020 7 tweets 3 min read
The Agas Map of Early Modern London has some lovely depictions of sites in legal London. Here are the four Inns of Court, for a start. I hadn’t realised just how far they were from the city centre - Gray’s Inn (top left) is positively rural! [1/7] Image On the left is Lincoln’s Inn, with its fields and grazing cattle, and on the right is the Temple - inc. Temple Bar, Temple Church, and the wharf where lawyers would have hired boats to travel to court… [2/7] ImageImage
Jan 29, 2020 5 tweets 3 min read
First up at our @LawHistResearch event @BristolUniLaw - @LoisSBibbings on WWI court martials Image Next: @drckelly on nineteenth century patent law and medical treatments Image
Aug 16, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
Hey, I bet you’ve all been wondering whether it’s better to study law during the day or the night! Luckily, William Fulbecke is here to help Image The answer is definitely the day! Image
May 4, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
The contract exam is less than 2 weeks away, so I think it’s time to judge some buildings from the case law... McAlpine v Panatown: you went to all that trouble for this?! 2/10 Image
Feb 14, 2018 9 tweets 2 min read
Instead of writing my lectures I've decided to rate ships involved in contract law cases The Great Peace: bad at maps. just trying to help 8/10 Image