The phrase an Englishman's home is his castle suggests that a man can do whatever he likes in his own home. The phrase may have originated from a 17th century law in England which stated that no one may enter a man's home unless invited.
Asked in Mythology
Where does the phrase An Englishmans home is his castle come from?
A home is a mans castle comes from the English Common Law, which was the predecessor to all law in the United States. Where a law or statute is ambiguous, a judge will still refer to the English Common law for interpretation. ...
Asked in Lawyers
What british lawyer said a man's home is his castle?
In 1644, English jurist Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) was quoted as saying: 'For a man's house is his castle, et domus sua cuique tutissimum refugium' ('One's home is the safest refuge for all'). From http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_board/8/messages/1239.html ...
Asked in Castles
What is a castle or manor house?
A castle was a fort, and a manor house was the home of the lord of an estate. They were not the same thing; though a manor house could be fortified, and if it were looked very like a castle; and a castle could be used by the lord of an estate as his home. A castle usually had a curtain wall and a ward or courtyard, and a fortified manor usually did not, and that might distinguish a castle...
Asked in Harry Potter
What castle was the inspiration for the castle in Harry Potter?
The exterior of the castle in Harry Potter was Alnwick Castle, home of the Duke of Northumberland. It was used in all the Harry Potter films for both interior and exterior shots. ...
Asked in Charles Dickens, Castles
How does dickens create the atmosphere of the castle at walworth?
The Castle at Walworth is not just Wemmick's home, it truly is his castle, and a castle he has created himself. The home if full symbols of recurring life, sanctuary, security, and many others. It's used as a parallel or a canvas for describing Wemmick's character; when you know one, you know the other. ...
Asked in Video Games, RuneScape
How do you get to black knights castle runescape?
I suggest you use the home teleport to Edgeville, walk south along the Monastery, then walk a bit west, then north. Look it up on the map, after doing the teleport. I suggest you use the home teleport to Edgeville, walk south along the Monastery, then walk a bit west, then north. Look it up on the map, after doing the teleport. I suggest you use the home teleport to Edgeville, walk south along the Monastery, then walk a bit west, then...
Asked in History, Politics & Society
What is the retreat rule?
As far as the law is concerned, if you are in a fight and have the oppurtunity to retreat than you must do so. the exception to this in Texas is if you are in your own home. The Castle Exception allows you to defend your castle (home). ...