The Recollections of Sir James Bacon: Judge and Vice Chancellor, 1798-1895


de Marcellus, Juliette, Editor


Juliette de Marcellus, author and journalist, is a great-great-granddaughter of Sir James Bacon. She has produced this book from his unpublished memoirs. In addition to a lifetime career as journalist and critic, Miss de Marcellus, has edited and overseen the publication of two celebrated anthropological studies, The Atlas of Man and The Atlas of Language, by her father, Count Henri de Marcellus. She is also the author of two satirical works, a novel, The Princess, or the I Love Paris Ball and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Carnegie Hall.

Sir James Bacon’s Recollections paint a portrait of many of the leading characters of the time, cases he judged, and historic events as they took place. Written with warmth and humour, and carefully preserved by his descendants, they throw an intimate, revealing light on the period in which he lived. They have the immediacy of true experience.
– Lord Crathorne, KCVO, KStJ, FRSA, FRS, Co-Chair of the All-Party
Parliamentary Arts and Heritage Group, formerly Patron of the Friends of the Public Records Office, and author of family histories.
A fascinating account, with much interesting comment on the legal dignitaries of the time

– David Lewis Jones, CBE, Librarian, House of Lords, 1991-2006

History, Political Science, Law, European History, Britain, British History, England, English Legal History, Nineteenth Century Britain, Common Law
Release Date: 
November 29, 2023
9781680535327 Hardcover
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