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Editor’s Note - Albert Venn Dicey, Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century (LF ed.) 
Lectures on the Relation between Law and Public Opinion in England during the Nineteenth Century, edited and with an Introduction by Richard VandeWetering (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2008).
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this edition is based on a 1917 printing of the 1914 second edition. It was compared with the first edition of 1905. I have placed Dicey’s 1914 “Introduction to the Second Edition” at the end of the lectures. This introduction is essentially a summary of developments in the period 1905 to 1914 and is most profitably read after the lectures. In accordance with Liberty Fund practice, a copy editor has modernized Dicey’s punctuation and made small changes to introduce consistency regarding titles. I have kept Dicey’s spellings and notes. A few notes have been added. Translations have been provided for a few passages.
Thanks to research assistants Alison Wrighton, Larissa Perry, Brandon Miller, and Alex Hamilton for their help with this book and to the University of Western Ontario (London, Canada) for paying their salary. Thank you to the Department of Politics at Western and the Research Fund at King’s University College (London, Canada) for their financial support for research in Britain. Thank you also to Richard Cosgrove of the University of Arizona, whose book on Dicey provided the starting point for my work and whose advice saved me a great deal of time in my research in Britain. Thanks to the librarians at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), the British Library (London, Great Britain), the House of Lords Record Office (London, Great Britain), and the D. B. Weldon Library (London, Canada). Thank you to Jeremy Worth for his translation of French passages for this book and to Richard Vernon for his advice on various points. Thank you to my wife, Anne Barnfield, for her help with the preparation of this volume.
I dedicate this book in honor of my father, Harry VandeWetering.