Government, parliament and the constitution: the reinterpretation of Poynings' Law, 1692-1714

Title: Government, parliament and the constitution: the reinterpretation of Poynings' Law, 1692-1714
Authors: McGrath, Charles Ivar
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Date: Nov-2006
Online since: 2019-03-26T13:15:29Z
Abstract: The history of Poynings’ Law is complex and multifaceted. Much has been written about it, at times with the end result being a recognition that to investigate Poynings’ Law is to venture into a quagmire. At the same time, a number of important works have been published over the years that throw light upon specific periods in the history of that law. Until recently, much of the focus has been on the period stretching from the passage of the law in 1494-5 up to 1641, with some significant excursions into the eighteenth-century history of the law. Two newer studies demonstrate a shift in focus: one a detailed study of the 1640s; the other a broader work on the history of the law from 1660 to 1800. However, at present, gaps still remain in our knowledge of the subject, particularly for the last one hundred and forty years of the law’s existence. This article aims to fill one such gap, by focusing upon the period 1692-1714.
Funding Details: Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Journal: Irish Historical Studies
Volume: 35
Issue: 138
Start page: 160
End page: 172
Copyright (published version): 2006 Irish Historical Studies Publications
Keywords: Poynings’ LawHistory of Irish lawIrish parliamentLegislationIrish constitution
DOI: 10.1017/S0021121400004867
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
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