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Common Law Rules For New English Territories
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English Common Law evolved over centuries to deal with the legal issues in the kingdom's new territories.

In earlier times, England took over adjacent lands, such as Wales. The union with Scotland followed, when James the sixth became the rightful heir to the English throne and, as James the first, established the kingdom of Great Britain. Ireland was conquered.

But just as other European states were building empires in distant lands, Britain too, began expanding its realm beyond Europe. English law needed to deal with this situation, as did International Law.

However, the concerns of the developing English legal system were not the same as those of International Law.
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1765
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