Maitland, Frederic William


Maitland, Frederic William

biographical name

(born May 28, 1850, London, Eng.—died Dec. 19, 1906, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain) British legal historian. He practiced law in London before joining the faculty of the University of Cambridge (1888). With Frederick Pollock he wrote History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (1895), which became a standard authority on the subject. In 1887 he helped found the Selden Society for the study of English law.

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