The Inner Temple

The Inner Temple is many things to many people: a community of highly motivated and highly trained professionals; a cluster of fine buildings in the heart of London; an honourable society with its own etiquette, rules and traditions; an institution proud of more than six centuries of history.

This richly illustrated celebratory volume published on the occasion of the institution's 400th anniversary, reflects the distinctively collegiate life in the Inner Temple through stimulating and entertaining individual memories, anecdotes and stories of members of the Society.

Themes and topics in the book: The Temple of the Knights, the coming of the lawyers, Lord Robert Dudley, the pegasus and the revels, from Chaucer to Mortimer – the Inn's literary connections, learning the law, architectural heritage, the Inn's treasures, Lord Chancellors, illustrious and notorious members, life at the Bar and in chambers, the Inner Temple and the wider world and a day in the life of the Inn.

Editors: Clare Rider and Val Horsler

Foreword by Master HRH The Princess Royal

Published1 November 2007