Chapter

The King's Dominions outside the Realm

Sir John Baker

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England

Published in print September 2003 | ISBN: 9780198258179
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681806 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198258179.003.0004

Series: The Oxford History of the Laws of England Series isbn 0-19-961352-4

The King's Dominions outside the Realm

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This chapter examines coverage of the English law outside the king's dominions during the Tudor period. Though English law was not confined to England, it did not run throughout the king's dominions, some of which were not subject to the common law or to the jurisdiction of the English courts. The dominions of the Tudor kings extended no further north than Berwick and no further west than Ireland. This chapter discusses the application of English law in Wales, Ireland, the Isle of Man, and France.

Keywords: English law; king's dominions; English territory; Berwick; Wales; Ireland; Isle of Man; France; judicial history; England

Chapter.  7776 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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