This book deals with the civil, criminal and admiralty courts, and includes a section on prisoners and punishments. The companion volume Researching English Church Court Records examines the ecclesiastical courts which administered canon law derived largely from Roman law. This covered matrimonial and probate matters and was administered by the ecclesiastical courts. There was always a certain amount of overlap between the kinds of cases taken to the different courts, and both church and civil courts referred serious cases upwards to the criminal courts and highest appeal courts. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 229 pages, softcover. Published 2008.