The Constitutional History of England, in Its Origin and Development, Volume 2

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Page 516 - III., and through that right that God of his grace hath sent me, with help of my kin and of my friends, to recover it; the which realm was in point to be undone for default of governance, and undoing of good laws.
Page 32 - Persius. The Satires. With a Translation and Commentary. By John Conington, MA, late Corpus Professor of Latin in the University of Oxford. Edited by H. Nettleship, MA Second Edition.
Page 170 - commons' is not in itself an appropriate expression for the third estate; it does not signify primarily the simple freemen, the plebs, but the plebs organised and combined in corporate communities, in a particular way for particular purposes. The commons are the 'communitates
Page 328 - ... the matters to be established for the estate of the king and of his heirs, and for the estate of the realm and of the people, should be treated, accorded, and established in parliament, by the king, and by the assent of the prelates, earls, and barons, and the commonalty of the realm, according as had been before accustomed.
Page 103 - Por the first time the reign of the new king began, both in law and in fact, from the death of his predecessor...
Page 393 - ... that no charge or aid shall henceforth be made but by the common assent of the prelates, earls, barons, and other great men and the commons of the realm of England and that in parliament.
Page 256 - ... shall be treated, accorded and established in parliaments by our lord the king, and by the assent of the prelates, earls and barons and tfic commonalty of the realm, according as hath been - SC //. heretofore accustomed.
Page 473 - Rising out of villenage, the new freemen enlarged the class of yeomanry and strengthened the cause of the Commons in the country and in parliament; and from 1381 onwards 1 Green's "History of the English People,
Page 17 - His vices, son, a treacherous brother, an ungrateful master ; to his people a hated tyrant. Polluted with every crime that could disgrace a man ; false to every obligation that should bind a king, he had lost half his inheritance by sloth, and ruined and desolated the rest.
Page 129 - The assembly constituted by them is to be a perfect council of estates; the archbishops and bishops are to bring the heads of their chapters, their archdeacons, one proctor for the clergy of each cathedral, and two for the clergy of each diocese. Every sheriff is to cause two knights of each shire, two citizens of each city, and two burghers of each borough, to be elected and returned.

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