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King's Bench

The King's Bench, as opposed to, The Common Bench, was initially where the King, with his advisors, would hear and decide on matters requiring his involvement. In some form it dates back to King Alfred. At first it could sit wherever the King happened to be but by 1421 it had settled permanently in Westminster Hall. In 1882 it moved to the Royal Courts of Justice in Strand. See also the King's Bench Prison.

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King's Bench

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Westminster Hall - William Wallace + Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee

{Top plaque:} Near this spot, at the Kings Bench at the South end of the Hall...

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Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn

Old Hall, Lincoln's Inn

The construction was partly funded by a sharp increase in the fine for "fornicating with a woman in chambers".

Building, Law

1 memorial
German prisoners of war at Alexandra Palace - WW1

German prisoners of war at Alexandra Palace - WW1

Over 17,000 German and other civilian prisoners of war were interned at Alexandra Palace between 1914 and 1919. British Association for Local History says up to 3,000 internees slept in rows of pla...

Group, Law, Germany

1 memorial
Thomas Godfrey Baynes

Thomas Godfrey Baynes

Clerk to Bexley Urban District Council. Thomas Godfrey Baynes was born on 15 August 1865 in Milton, Kent. He was the second of the six children of Thomas Clarke Baynes (1836-1903) and Elizabeth Su...

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Edgar Fay

Edgar Fay

Judge. Son of Sir Sam Fay.  He conducted inquiries into the collapse of the Crown Agents and the Munich air crash. The Telegraph have a photo.

Person, Law

1 memorial
Sir Orlando Bridgeman

Sir Orlando Bridgeman

Judge. Lord Keeper. Born Exeter. Lived in Essex Street. Died Teddington. Buried in St Mary with St Alban church where he is featured in a modern window.

Person, Law, Politics & Administration

1 memorial