Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A quote

The young scholar is doubly handicapped, being ignorant alike of the new field of study and of the adult problems which history is, for the most part, about. The mediaeval king's bench was the first bureaucratic institution with which I had had protracted dealings: I had yet to try to recover money from the Inland Revenue or to be passed from one telephone extension to another in a County Hall.

Marjorie Blatcher, The Court of King's Bench 1450-1550, London 1978, p. vii


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