Justice and Society in the Highlands of Scotland: Strathspey and the Regality of Grant (c.1690–1758)

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Abstract

This book is arguably the first detailed and systematic exposition of Scotland’s franchisal or seigneurial courts, being lesser secular jurisdictions based on countryside lairds’ feudal titles. Charles Fletcher has examined the records of one of the principal courts of this type, the regality court of Grant in Strathspey, which comprise five court-books. His book contextualises the legal and social history seen in those records within evidence found in numerous other different primary materials as well as some of the academic literature on the legal, religious, political, social and economic history of Scotland. It is clearly a product of considerable work and will have significance beyond the study of a single court.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-221
Number of pages5
JournalComparative Legal History
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Oct 2022

Keywords

  • feudal system
  • franchisal courts
  • Highlands
  • Strathspey

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