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Vol 23 No 3 March/April 2018

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The History of Land Tenure in Ireland: Being the Yorke Prize Essay of the University of Cambridge for the Year 1888

ISBN13: 9781107696396
Published: July 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £18.99

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This essay by William Ernest Montgomery won the Yorke Prize awarded by the Faculty of Law in the University of Cambridge in 1888 and was first published the following year. The text covers the history of laws concerning property in Ireland from the time of the Irish Celts onwards, citing statutes dating back to the time of Edward I. This book will be of value to students of Irish law, legal history, or anyone with an interest in the legal ramifications of the English occupation of Ireland.

Irish Law, Legal History

Part I. Ireland the Enemy:
1. The agrarian community of the Irish Celts
2. The Brehon law
3. The colony of the Pale (from Henry II to Henry VII)
4. The colony of the Pale (from Henry VII to James I)

Part II. Ireland the Slave:
5. The substitution of English tenures and the era of Protestant authority
6. The land and the people
7. Ireland from 1800-50

Part III. The Ireland of To-day:
8. Ulster tenant-right and the Devon commission
9. Free trade in land
10. The Act of 1870
11. The Act of 1871
12. Recent legislation

Table of statutes cited