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A Scottish Letter of Marque from the Thirty Years' War: a legal first for the doctrine of 'Continuous Voyage'

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This brief article discusses a Letter of Marque which seems to come from the year 1628, but was actually used in evidence for a case in 1667 to condemn a ship on the grounds of carrying contraband to an enemy which actually being seized in ballast. The case represented a legal first.


Original languageEnglish
Specialist PublicationNaval Records Society Online Magazine
Publication statusPublished - 24 Feb 2019

    Research areas

  • Maritime law, Maritime history, Scottish history, Legal history, Early Modern history

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