A Constitutional History of the House of Lords

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Macmillan and Company, 1894 - 405 pagina's
 

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The eighteen Justices in Eyre and six Circuits of the year 1176
31
The Capitalis Curia Regis of Glanvill and its two divisions Coram
37
The Curia Regis Council and Kings Bench in the reign of Edward II
45
Lords and Commons in the reign of Edward II
47
The word applied to Councils but not to every kind of Council
49
Bishops
55
earldoms
62
Case of Joan widow of Gilbert Earl of Gloucester and Hertford
68
The conveyance of the lands to a stranger might perhaps deprive
75
It was an accepted opinion in the same reign that there could not
81
Difference between the PreNorman Thanes and the Barons of
87
The Barons had not yet acquired the position of hereditary legislators
93
The normal number of Barons to be summoned ranged about
99
Henry Percy Lord Poynings
105
Probable want of precise doctrines in the reign of Henry VI
107
The modern practice of application to the Chancellor for a sum
108
No precedence among Barons as yet indicated
113
Precedence of Barons according to ancienty recognized in the reign
119
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123
Special importance of the De la Warr case
129
The right of a survivor of coheirs to a barony not acknowledged
135
Corruption of Blood 1 70
141
Seignory of lands held in frankalmoign inalienable and ineradicable
142
Question as to the effect of entails upon attainder of high treason
148
They were never in the same position as Temporal Lords even with
161
The ancient baronies in virtue of which Bishops claimed to be Peers
167
Feudal rights affected by forfeiture or escheat for Treason or Felony
173
Banishment of the Despensers by Peers of the Realm
175
Langton Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield tried before Justices
181
His excommunications
187
His statements were inaccurate
193
Privilege in the Kings Forests
267
their fall from the status
279
Jurisdiction in Peerage cases on reference from the Crown
285
confusion of ideas
291
Jurisdiction of the Lords in Appeals from Chancery at one time
297
Effect of the Union with Scotland
299
Case of Fisher in the reign of Henry VIII
304
The operation of the Act twice deferred
305
The King Prelates and Proceres establish the Constitutions
311
Other socalled Statutes of the reign of Edward I enacted without
317
King and Council and King and Lords still retained the power
320
Substitution of Bills in the form of Acts for Petitions in the reign
326
Effect of the abolition of feudal tenures on the Bishops after
328
they received a summons
329
Act of 1664 for holding Parliaments once in three years at least
332
The annual sitting of Parliaments depends not on Statutes but
334
The privileges of peerage afterwards held to depend on blood
336
Constitutional struggle in the reign of Henry IV
340
how it affected the Lords
342
CHAPTER XV
346
As Chancellors they attended Parliament ex officio
353
But as Peers of Scotland they may vote for representatives
362
CHAPTER XV
368
Contradictory statements of Coke as to lifepeerages
372
Third Protest partly on the ground that the Judges had not been
378
The Earl of Roseberys motion touching the constitution of the House
384
The national habits have commonly been reflected in new creations
390
Privilege of Trial by Peers guarded in successive Acts
394
The Union with Scotland
400
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Pagina 364 - ... and one hundred commoners, (two for each county of Ireland, two for the city of Dublin, two for the city of Cork, one for the university of Trinity...
Pagina 343 - Commons: and that it is the undoubted and sole right of the Commons to direct limit and appoint in such bills the ends, purposes, considerations, conditions, limitations, and qualifications of such grants : which ought not to be changed or altered by the House of Lords z.
Pagina 303 - That the said right claimed by the people of Ireland to be bound only by laws enacted by his Majesty and the parliament of that kingdom, in all cases whatever, and to have all actions and suits at law or in equity, which may be instituted in that kingdom, decided in his Majesty's courts therein finally, and without appeal from thence, shall be, and it is hereby declared to be established and ascertained for ever, and shall, at no time hereafter, be questioned or questionable.
Pagina 331 - Parliament ought to be holden at least once every year for the redress of grievances, but the appointment of the time and place for the holding thereof hath always belonged, as it ought, to His Majesty and his royal progenitors...
Pagina 366 - ... and meaning of this article, that at all times after the Union, it shall and may be lawful for his Majesty, his heirs and successors, to keep up the peerage of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland to the number of one hundred, over and above the number of such of the said peers as shall be entitled, by descent or creation, to an hereditary seat in the House of Lords of the united kingdom...
Pagina 302 - Britain; and that the King's Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords spiritual and temporal and Commons of Great Britain in Parliament assembled, had, hath and of right ought to have, full power and authority to make laws and statutes of sufficient force and validity to bind the colonies and people of America, subjects of the Crown of Great Britain in all cases whatsoever.
Pagina 365 - ... in Great Britain subsisting at the time of the union ; and that all peerages of Ireland created after the union shall have rank and precedency with the peerages of the United Kingdom so created, according to the dates of their creations...
Pagina 364 - England; and that the continuance and preservation of the said United Church, as the Established Church of England and Ireland, shall be deemed and taken to be an essential and fundamental part of the Union...
Pagina 344 - That to guard for the future against an undue exercise of that power by the Lords, and to secure to the Commons their rightful control over taxation and supply, this House has in its own hands the power so to impose and remit taxes and to frame bills of supply that the right of the Commons as to the matter, manner, measure, and time may be maintained inviolate.
Pagina 360 - Scotland, a proclamation shall be issued under the Great Seal of Great Britain, commanding all the peers of Scotland to...

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