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Legal Neutrality, Public Benefit and Religious Charitable Purposes: Making Sense of Thornton v Howe

Ridge, Pauline


Thornton v Howe (1862) concerned a trust to promote the works of Joanna Southcott, a millenarian prophetess. Sir John Romilly's assertion of legal neutrality towards religion sits uneasily with the outcome of the case, but a contextual study shows that Ro

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Legal History
DOI: 10.1080/01440365.2010.496934


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