The Lion and the Throne by Catherine Drinker Bowen

"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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