The twelve senior thegns of the hundred play a part, the nature of which is rather doubtful, in the development of the English system of justice.
The organization of the judiciary is similar to that under the old English system.
In 1898 also the municipal franchise, hitherto confined to ratepayers, was greatly widened; in 1900 the English system of compensation to workmen for accidents suffered in their trade was adopted with some changes, one of the chief being that contested claims are adjudicated upon cheaply and expeditiously by the same arbitration court that decides industrial disputes.
We can restore then the old English system of long measure from the buildings, the statute-prohibition, the surviving chain and furlong, and the old English mile shown by maps and itineraries, thus:
He raised the English system of secret intelligence to a high degree of efficiency.
These American corporations had the usual English system of borough government, consisting of a mayor, aldermen and councilmen, who carried out the simple administrative and judicial functions needed br the then small communities.
In the ordinary English system of upward or drainage irrigation, ditches are dug all round the field.
The judicial system is complex and is an interesting development from the English system of the 18th century.
- The English system of inland navigation is confined principally to the following districts: South Lancashire, the West Riding of Yorkshire, the Midlands, especially about Birmingham, the Fen district and the Thames i basin (especially the lower part).
He made a complete end of the old English system by which great earls ruled many shires: there were to be no Godwines or Leofrics under the Norman rule.
suffered severe rebuffs in the Lords, they succeeded in laying the foundation of the English system of national education.
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