Geographical embraces

A snippet: bycatch in my mayhem searching, I have been rather taken by the physical geography metaphors around jurisdiction over offences committed off the shore:

some things going on ‘within the arms of the sea’, others ‘within the body of the county. All has a certain charm, doesn’t it. And maybe I can work it into my consideration of embracing metaphors in relation to coverture (see Looming deadline … | Bracton’s Sister ( ).

(The report, above, is Case of the Admiralty (1609).13 Coke Reports 51; 77 E.R. 1461).



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