Despite the early creation of Oxford and Cambridge Universities, circa 12 & 13th C, no other formal university was built until Durham in 1831. Thus the Inns of Court collectively acted as London’s de facto university providing top quality education in law for gentlemen of quality. Helen Webberley advises that the Inns had brilliant libraries, wonderful gardens and Great Halls.
About Helen Webberley
Helen Webberley has a BA from Melbourne University and a Masters from Monash University, specialising in History and Art History. This has proved to be an excellent combination since it is difficult to understand a culture without examining all its historical documents, as well as other cultural objects (architecture, literature, etc). Helen’s CAE courses cover historical eras and the cultures that underpin students preferred interests. CAE courses have concentrated on the pivotal 17th Century to 1939, focusing in particular on Britain, the Continent, Middle East and North Africa, Australia and North America.