ANN: The Selden Society David Yale Prize

The Selden Society David Yale Prize


This prize competition was established in 1998 in honour of Mr D.E.C. Yale, QC, FBA, a past President and Literary Director of the Society.

The prize is for an outstanding contribution to the history of the laws of England and Wales, from scholars who have been engaged in research on the subject for not longer than ten years.

A competition for the prize will be held again in 2017. The value of the prize will be £1000.

Publication: John M. Collins, Martial Law and English Law, c. 1500 - c.1700 (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016).

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John M. Collins, Lecturer in History at Eastern Washington University, has recently published a book on the origins of martial law in England, a subject that interests many H-Law subscribers. You may contact him at He provides a description of his book below.


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