THE COUNCIL OF THE MARCHES AND LEGAL POLYMORPHISM OF MEDIEVAL ENGLISH MONARCHY
Palamarchuk Anastasiya Andreevna Saint Petersburg State University
Abstract. The article touches on the backgrounds and initial stage of the formation of The Council of the Marches - one of the specific administrative and juridical institutions of medieval England. The conciliar nature of this institution secured the efficiency of the integration of the territorial and legal autonomies of Anglo-Welsh border in the administrative system of English monarchy of the late Middle Ages. The Council was aimed to affirm the authority of the king as a sovereign, and the decorporation of regalia property was a "gathering" or return of seigneur’s rights and jurisdiction that had been delegated by the crown to the vassals centuries earlier.
Key words and phrases: Совет марки Уэльса, Эдуард IV, консилиарные институты, регальные владения, композитарная монархия, Англия, Уэльс, The Council of the Marches, Edward IV, conciliar institutions, regalia property, composite monarchy, England, Wales.
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