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William Welwod

1578 - 1622


Historical Period:
The Early Modern Period

A Scottish jurist who opposed Grotius’s defense of the freedom of the seas. Welwod used Scripture to argue that in some cases the sea could be occupied and that exclusive national rights over territorial waters could be claimed.


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