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A. R. Myers
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library
The case of the New Zealand Native Land Purchase Ordinance of 1846
John C. Weaver

they could not grant the graziers security of tenure. Governments and squatters on several colonial frontiers conducted their disputes by marshalling European artifacts: contracts, the common law, and statutes. 4 Many indigenous peoples later discovered ‘the portentous significance of pieces of paper’. 5 Governments could initiate ordinances and statutes, and administer their

in Law, history, colonialism
Creating the Gibraltarian
Stephen Constantine

Empire, pp. 141–4. 31 TNA, CO91/422, Biddulph to Chamberlain, 8 Sept 1899, Colonial Office to India Office, 19 Sept 1899; CO91/423, India Office to Colonial Office, 5 Oct and 28 Nov 1899, and minutes and despatches; GGA, Consolidated Laws, 1913, vol. II, p. 40, Rules 3 and 4; and ‘Register of Permits issued to British Subjects to reside in Gibraltar under Rule 3’. M1710 - CONSTANTINE TEXT.indd 242 9/3/09 14:33:26 Demography and the alien 243 Statutory aliens, British Indians and the Alien Traders Ordinances, 1920s to 1950s Because of overcrowding and accommodation

in Community and identity
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of his reign, Edward II had to behave in ways similar to his thirteenth-century forebears and accept statutes and ordinances aimed at constraining and defining his royal authority. Such constraints were imposed almost from the off and were supported by rebukes and threats, sometimes presented in the guise of considered advice. Not everything that Edward II inherited from his father displays the same

in The reign of Edward II, 1307–27

This book presents key texts relating to the political as well as to the broader socio-economic history of the reign of Edward II. Drawing on a wide range of narrative sources, especially the extensive chronicle accounts of the reign, the editors also introduce other important material, including parliamentary rolls, charters, court records and accounts. Together this gathering of sources allows the reader to navigate this troubled and eventful period in English medieval history. The volume is organised chronologically, guiding the reader from the moment of Edward II’s accession in 1307 until his removal from office in 1327 and his supposed death in the same year. The editors also introduce more thematic chapters throughout, addressing such key themes as royal finances and the state of the early fourteenth-century economy, the role of parliament, and political and military engagement with Scotland. In an introductory essay, the editors discuss previous historical work directed at the reign of Edward II and also outline the range of source types available to the historian of the reign. Each section of primary source is also introduced by the editors, who offer a contextual analysis in each instance.

in the perils of inconstancy in Lancaster’s death [ 36b , re. 1322], failures of judgement, leadership and moral rectitude, set out with élan by commentators during Thomas’s life [ 36b, re. 1319; 39c ], were now generally overlooked. Instead, pilgrims attended his tomb at Pontefract as well as the site of his memorial to the Ordinances at St Pauls in London; at both locations, miracles were

in The reign of Edward II, 1307–27
Anthony Musson
Edward Powell

distinct historical and cultural context. 5 The prime focus and apparent motivation for writing An Outlaw’s Song is the Ordinance of Trailbaston of 1305 and the set of general oyer and terminer commissions issued in its wake. 6 The poem has therefore a specific historical location, and indeed the justices mentioned, Martin, Knoville, Spigurnel and Belflour, were

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
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Gervase Rosser

to the jurisdiction of the guild in disputes involving townspeople hint at an authority which emerges more explicitly in later ordinances of 1486. These show the master of the guild, together with a body called ‘the forty-eight’, effectivedly regulating local affairs, for all the world as though the guild of St Mary were the legitimate town council of Lichfield. In law, authority remained with the

in Towns in medieval England
Marcela Iacub
Vinay Swamy

find any similar infraction. To be sure, prostitution was severely reprimanded, and very broad police ordinances could punish certain forms of what was called “shamelessness.” Cultural historians who have delved into the appearance of new rules aimed at protecting modesty have found, starting at the end of the sixteenth century, some police measures that forbade for the first time certain public behaviors that were allowed until then. However, such measures, which can be identified as relating to modesty, targeted isolated situations and very specific behaviors. In

in Through the keyhole
Panikos Panayi

the country. At the same time, all were placed under police surveillance.’ Meanwhile, on 12 August, ‘the exemption enjoyed by Germans and Austrians under the Arms Act was cancelled and their disarmament was ordered’, 48 meaning that they had to surrender any items held under licence. 49 On 20 August, there followed the key piece of wartime alien legislation in the form of the Foreigners Ordinance. Most

in The Germans in India