an Englishman’s house is his castle
1581 R. MULCASTER Positions xl. He is the appointer of his owne circumstance, and his house is his castle.
1642 T. FULLER Fast Sermon 28 It was wont to be said A mans house is his Castle but if this Castle of late hath proved unable to secure any, let them make their conscience their castle.
1791 BOSWELL Life of Johnson II. 284 In London..a man’s own house is truly his castle, in which he can be in perfect safety from intrusion.
1837 DICKENS Pickwick Papers xxiv. Some people maintains that an Englishman’s house is his castle. That’s gammon [nonsense].
1998 Garden (Royal Horticultural Society) May 313 An Englishman’s house may be his castle, but does it follow that his garden is his forest?
2002 Washington Times 1 Aug. A14 An Englishman’s home is no longer his castle. Thanks to gun control zealots, England has become the land of choice for criminals.
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