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The Tyrannicide Brief
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Charles I waged civil wars that cost one in ten Englishmen their lives. But in 1649 parliament was hard put to find a lawyer with the skill and daring to prosecute a King who was above the law- in the end the man they briefed was the radical barrister, John Cooke. ooke was a plebeian, son of a poor farmer, but he had the courage to bring the King s trial to its dramatic conclusion- the English republic. Cromwell appointed him as a reforming Chief Justice in Ireland, but in 1660 he was dragged back to the Old Bailey, tried and brutally executed. ohn Cooke was the bravest of barristers, who risked his own life to make tyranny a crime. He originated the right to silence, the cab rank rule of advocacy and the duty to act free-of-charge for the poor. He conducted the first trial of a Head of State for waging war on his own people a forerunner of the prosecutions of Pinochet, Milo evic and Saddam Hussein, and a lasting inspiration to the modern world.
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Life and law during the Civil Wars as you have never seen it before - and a passionate argument for the people's right of justice against tyrannical leaders.

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Life and law during the Civil Wars as you have never seen it before - and a passionate argument for the people's right of justice against tyrannical leaders.

About the Author

Geoff Robertson was born in Australia, but came to London in 1970. He made his name as the fearless defender of Oz magazine at the celebrated trial and went on to engage in some of the most newsworthy cases in recent history. He has defended John Stonehouse, Cynthia Payne, Salman Rushdie, Kate Adie, Arthur Scargill, Daniel Sullivan, Gay News, 'The Romans of Britain', Niggaz with Attitude', and a pair of foetal earrings.

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"Redeems from obscurity an unsung hero of true greatness... Sheds invigorating light on the course of the English civil war" * Spectator * "Robertson has come up with that desperately rare thing: a subject worthy of biography who has never before been addressed and, to his huge advantage, in his field. The result is a work of literary advocacy as elegant, impassioned and original as any the author can ever have laid before a court" -- Anthony Holden * Observer * "Robertson tells a spellbinding story. He combines lucid analysis of the legal issues with acute understanding of the various factions. His prose is crisp and he inserts some comments that only a professional advocate, as opposed to an academic historian, would make" -- Christopher Silvester * Daily Telegraph * "Fascinating... Illuminating... This is a work of great compassion and, at a time when it seems to be fashionable for politicians to denigrate lawyers, it is an essential read for anyone who believes in the fearless independence of the law" -- John Cooper * The Times * "[Robertson's] forensic intelligence can penetrate where professional historians have not reached" -- Blair Worden * Literary Review *

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