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Birkeret, Ting And Local Procedure

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A contributing factor to the noble interest in acquiring peculiars was also that the patron of the peculiar, as an executive of the law, in time received a share of the fines that were payable because of the sentences passed and that the peculiars afforded a greater control over subject tenants and labourers without involving other public authorities. According to Christian IV's Birkeret from 1623, there was a customary division between Jylland and the rest of the kingdom with regard to the courts. Of course any historian who wishes to analyse procedure at the peculiar courts in the time before Christian IV's Peculiar Law is presented with a problem, but in the surviving diplomatic material we do have one good illustration of procedure at one peculiar: the peculiar of Ål, which fell under the authority of the monastery of Vitskøl in Northern Jylland.

Keywords: Birkeret; Jylland; Peculiar Law



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