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1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo by Stephen Bates

By Stephen Bates

1815 used to be the yr of Waterloo, the British victory that ended Napoleon's ecu pursuits and ushered in a century mostly of peace for Britain. yet what kind of nation have been Wellington's troops combating for? and what sort of society did they go back to?

Stephen Bates paints a vibrant portrait of each element of england in 1815. in another country, the boundaries of Empire have been increasing; whereas at domestic the inhabitants continued the coolness of financial recession. As Jane Austen busied herself with the writing of Emma, John Nash designed Regent road, Humphrey Davy patented his defense lamp for miners and Lord's cricket floor held its first fit in St John's wooden, and a fearful executive infiltrated dissident political pursuits and resorted to repressive laws to scale back unfastened speech.

The 12 months In sequence will get to the guts of social and cultural existence within the united kingdom at key issues in its heritage.

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139 (mid-thirteenth century). In one grant to a daughter in fee tail the grantor gave power to alienate to his daughter's issue. Langley Cartulary, No. 114 (1230±50). 93 The holder of a reversion might be barred by his ancestor's failure to put in his claim. 94 The defendant argued that the plaintiff was barred because his father had failed to put in his claim when the ®ne was levied. The plaintiff asserted that at the time of the ®ne his uncle was not seised of the land. For that reason, his father had not had suf®cient notice of the ®ne to put in his claim.

In the ®rst half or so of the thirteenth century lawyers were not yet debating who might have the fee or when that legal abstraction might envelop the donee. ''45 The use of the singular noun ``heir'' in the condition is signi®cant. The grantee has the land for his life and the grantor commits himself to accept that child of the grantee who is his heir as the grantee's successor to the land. The grantor is thinking about and limiting succession to the land upon the grantee's death. g. 2 EYC, No.

They must have interpreted the phrase in the grant ``et heredibus suis'' to refer to the wife's heirs because the land had been given as her maritagium. The plaintiff, the husband's heir, did not have a claim. Since the plaintiff was not the wife's collateral heir the case is not quite on Bracton's point. g. Baker, Introduction to English Legal History, 311. Grants in fee tail 23 misleading. 68 De Donis, however, was aimed at the decision in a single case in 1281. The view of the law expressed in the preamble to De Donis indeed became within two decades after the statute the of®cial view of the law before the statute.

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