Merton, Council of
- In 1236 there was a clash between common law and *canon law over the matter of illegitimacy. Common law said that illegitimacy could not be undone by marriage; that bastards had no rights of inheritance over children born in wedlock. Canon law affirmed that marriage was potent enough to legitimise bastard children. At this council the earls and barons ignored ecclesiastical pressure and did not change common law.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
Look at other dictionaries:
Merton Council election, 1998 — The 1998 Merton Council election took place on 7 May 1998 to elect members of Merton London Borough Council in London, England. The whole council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council. At the same as … Wikipedia
Merton Council election, 2010 — Elections for the London Borough of Merton were held on the 6 May 2010. Summary of results Merton Council election result 2010 Party Seats Gains Losses Net g … Wikipedia
Merton London Borough Council — Type Type London Borough Council of London Borough of Merton Leadership Leader Stephen Alambritis, Labour … Wikipedia
Merton local elections — Merton London Borough Council in London, England is elected every four years. Since the last boundary changes in 2002, 60 councillors have been elected from 20 wards. Contents 1 Political control 2 Council elections … Wikipedia
Merton Park — Coordinates: 51°24′38″N 0°12′06″W / 51.4106°N 0.2017°W / 51.4106; 0.2017 … Wikipedia
Merton and Morden Urban District — Merton (1907 1913) Merton and Morden (1913 1965) Motto: In Libertate Vis (Our strength is our freedom) Geography Status Urban district 1911 area 1,762 acres … Wikipedia
Merton (parish) — Merton Geography Status Civil parish (rural until 1907, then urban) 1881 area 1,765 acres 1921 area 1,762 acres 1951 area 1,762 acres … Wikipedia
Merton Street — Merton Street, Oxford … Wikipedia
Merton E. Lewis — Merton Elmer Lewis (December 10, 1861 Webster, Monroe County, New York May 2, 1937 Rochester, Monroe County, NY) was an American lawyer and politician. Life He was the son of Charles Chadwick Lewis (b. 1826) and Rhoda Ann (Willard) Lewis. He… … Wikipedia
Merton, Oxfordshire — Coordinates: 51°51′18″N 1°09′50″W / 51.855°N 1.164°W / 51.855; 1.164 … Wikipedia