The Fueros of Navarre
(Full English:Charters of Navarre
), or Fuero general de Navarra
(Full English: General Charter of Navarre
), were the medieval laws of the kingdom of Navarre
. They were a sort of constitution which defined the position of the king, the nobility, and the judicial procedures. The first codifications are attested by modifications or amendments (amejoramientos
) dated to 1330
From 1515 until 1841, Navarre was in effect an autonomous kingdom in personal union with the Spanish crown. It was allowed to retain a large degree of home rule, preserving much of the institutions of the independent kingdom.
A viceroy represented the Spanish monarch. The Cortes was the main legislative body, composed of three estates of clergy, nobles and burgesses. There was a Royal Council and a Supreme Court, as well as a Diputacion del Reino (similar to the Generalidad of Aragon and the Generalitats of Catalonia and Valencia).
Source * The Kingdom of Navarra - Origin and Evolution