Frederic William Maitland


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Noun1.Frederic William Maitland - English historian noted for his works on the history of English law (1850-1906)Frederic William Maitland - English historian noted for his works on the history of English law (1850-1906)
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Frederic William Maitland, born May 1850, was the Downing Professor of the Laws of England at the University of Cambridge, serving in that post from 1888 until his death in December 1906.
In an article on 'The Laws of the Anglo-Saxons' originally published in the Quarterly Review (July 1904), a celebratory review of the first volume of Gesetze der Angelsachsen, edited by Felix Lieberman, Frederic William Maitland asserted that
As Frederic William Maitland put it, `it is very difficult to remember that events now in the past were once far in the future.