The Los Angeles Times has an interesting story today about the tiny island of Sark which still operates under laws and customs from 442 years ago when Queen Elizabth I decreed the island a noble fiefdom. The island is 3 miles long and is home to about 600 inhabitants who are “tenants”. According to the article, Sark is “technically not part of Britain, or anywhere else.”
Government administration is by fiat, with the island administrator, judge, constable and clerk appointed by the current seigneur, a 79-year-old former aeronautical engineer whose family has governed Sark since 1852.
Los Angeles Times: Tiny island is a feudal time warp