England, Sussex, Rape

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A '''rape''' is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the [[Hundred (division)|hundred]], each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.<ref>"rapes" in John Cannon, ''The Oxford Companion to British History'', (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.</ref>
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A '''rape''' is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the [[Hundred (division)|hundred]], each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.<ref>"rapes" in John Cannon, ''The Oxford Companion to British History'', (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.</ref>  
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Blackstone's ''Commentaries on the Laws of England'' (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).
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Revision as of 14:06, 21 July 2013

A rape is an administrative subdivision into which Sussex was formerly divided. Usually compared to the hundred, each of the six rapes comprised several hundreds.[1]

Blackstone's Commentaries on the Laws of England (1765) describes them thus: "In some counties there is an intermediate division between the shire and the hundreds, as lathes in Kent, and rapes in Sussex." (Vol. 1, p. 116).


References

  1. "rapes" in John Cannon, The Oxford Companion to British History, (Oxford University Press) published to Oxford Reference Online (2009) eISBN: 9780199567638. Accessed 21 Jul 2013.