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Girth: Society and the Law of Sanctuary in Scotland

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCritical Studies in Ancient Law, Comparative Law and Legal History
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in Honour of Alan Watson
EditorsJohn W. Cairns, Olivia Robinson
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)1841131571, 9781841131573
Publication statusPublished - 2001


The paper discusses the medieval evidence for the law of sanctuary (girth) in medieval Scotland, and discusses why the sanctuary at Holyrood was the only one to survive the Scottish Reformation in 1560.

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