Poynings Law makes Irish legislature dependent on England (45 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Poynings opens a Parliament at Drogheda. This passed legislation (known since as 'Poynings Law') that made Irish legislature dependent on, and subordinate to, that of England. It stipulated that the Irish Parliament could no longer be called without the approval of the King of England.

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Editors. "Poynings Law makes Irish legislature dependent on England". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=13933, accessed 25 July 2017.]

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