Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner

Quentin Skinner is Professor of the Humanities at Queen Mary University of London, and was previously the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge. The best-known of his many works, The Foundations of Modern Political Thought, was listed by the Times Literary Supplement in 1996 as one of the hundred most influential books published since World War II.

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Shakespeare and the legal world

Marking the Bard’s anniversary year, Quentin Skinner examines Shakespeare’s links with the law and use of dramatic techniques through the lens of the classical theory of forensic eloquence

Shakespeare had many dealings with lawyers and the law, most of them arising from his role as a successful man of business. 

31 May 2016
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