Catherine Drinker Bowen

Catherine Drinker Bowen was an American writer best known for her biographies of notable historical figures. Her works include biographies of Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, and Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.


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  1. 1. The Lion and the Throne

    "The Lion and the Throne" is a comprehensive biography of Sir Edward Coke, a prominent lawyer, judge, and politician in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The book follows Coke's life, career, and his role in the development of the common law system. It also highlights his battles with the monarchy, especially with King James I, over the supremacy of the law and the rights of individuals, laying the groundwork for modern constitutional law.

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