Poyning's law

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POYNING'S LAW, Eng. law. The name usually given to an act which was passed by a parliament holden in Ireland in the tenth of Henry the Seventh; it enacts that all statutes made in the realm of England before that time should be in force and put in use in the realm of Ireland. Irish Stat. 10 H. VII. c. 22; Co. Litt. 141 b; Harg. n. 3.

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From the political and religious controversies surrounding the Glorious Revolution or the divisions between Whigs and Tories in England, to a discussion of Poynings' Law in Ireland, Milne's biography will be particularly valuable to the uninitiated reader.
The only rough historical parallel was Poynings' Law dating from 1494 under which the Parliament of Ireland sought permission to make laws from the English Parliament.
Poynings' law and the making of law in Ireland 1660-1800.
The influence of the English crown could be temporarily increased by expensive military interventions like that of Sir Edward Poynings in 1494-95, the source of Poynings' Law which subjected Irish parliamentary legislation to English veto.