oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - princeps legibus solutus

Special issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-545X
  • E-ISSN: 2411-7870



Closely following the text of Hugo Grotius' , Simon van Groenewegen argues in his that D. 1,3,31 () had been abrogated in Holland in the seventeenth century. More than that, D. 1,3,31 had never been in force and the counts of Holland had never been exempted from its laws. When King Philip II ignored those laws, the States General declared that he had forfeited his right to govern and expelled him.

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