This book provides a detailed constitutional history of Malta during the first part of British rule, from initial occupation in 1800 to 1914, with an Epilogue bringing the story to Independence in 1964.
The first part consists of an essay written by Barry Hough and Dr. Howard Davis discussing the nature of the legal authority exercised in Malta by British officials prior to 1813, the date of the first appointment of a British official with the title of ‘governor’.
The second, and majority, part of the book consists of an edited reprint of the acclaimed work by Hilda I. Lee, Malta 1813-1914: A Study in Constitutional and Strategic Development, published in 1973. Here, the many typographical errors originally found in Lee’s book have been corrected and the text conformed. This is the first time Lee’s book has appeared in print in over 30 years.
The book is the first volume in the Whitelocke Series of Commonwealth Constitutions.
Hilda I. Lee, MA, was Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Barry Hough, LLM LLB, is Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth School of Law.
Dr. Howard David is Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth University.