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English Law: Heptarchy in the Past

The name of the kingdom or government (see more about this popular legal topic in the U.K. encyclopedia) established by the Saxons, on their establishment in Britain so called because it was composed of seven kingdoms, namely, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Wessex, East Anglia, Mercia and Northumberland. [1]


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  1. Partialy, this information about heptarchy is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including heptarchy.

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Concept of Heptarchy

Traditional meaning of heptarchy [1] in the English common law history: A Saxon consolidation of seven British kingdoms; see 4th Book (“Of Public Wrongs”), Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England 410.


Notes and References

  1. Based on A concise law dictionary of words, phrases and maxims, “Heptarchy”, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1911, United States. This term and/or definition may be absolete. It is also called the Stimson’s Law dictionary, based on a glossary of terms, included Heptarchy.

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