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The Constitutional History of England: Edward I. to Henry VII
Henry Hallam,Jean Louis De Lolme
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Page 89 - Charter and other the laws and statutes of this your realm, no man ought to be adjudged to death, but by the laws established in this your realm...
Page 118 - The acts of the peers who had taken on themselves the administration, and summoned parliament, were confirmed. On the twenty-seventh day of its session, it is entered upon the roll that the king, " considering his tender age, and inability to direct in person the concerns of his realm, by assent of lords and commons, appoints the Duke of Bedford, or, in his absence beyond sea, the Duke of Gloucester, to be protector and defender of the kingdom and English church, and the king's chief counsellor.
Page 72 - Item, whereas the elections of knights of shires to come to the Parliaments of our Lord the King, in many counties of the realm of England, have now of late been made by very great, outrageous, and excessive number of people dwelling within the same counties of the realm of England, of the which most part was of people of small substance, and of no value...
Page 27 - III., the efforts of parliament in behalf of their country were rewarded with success in establishing upon a firm footing three essential principles of our government ; the illegality of raising money without consent ; the necessity that the two houses should concur for any alterations in the law ; and, lastly, the right of the commons to inquire into public abuses, and to impeach public counsellors.
Page 68 - ... in time to come, nor be turned to the prejudice or derogation of the liberty of the estate, for which the said commons are now come, neither in this present parliament nor in any other time to come. But wills that himself, and all the other estates, should be as free as they were before.
Page 121 - ... and mere disposition, ye desire, name and call me. to the said name and charge, and that of any presumption of myself, I take them not upon me, but only of the due and humble obeisance that I owe to do unto the king, our most dread and sovereign lord, and to you the peerage of this land, in whom by the occasion of the infirmity of our said sovereign lord resteth the exercise of his authority, whose noble commandments...
Page 91 - The parliament was considered a high court of justice, where relief was to be given in cases where the course of law was obstructed, as well as where it was defective. Hence the intermission of parliaments was looked upon as a delay of justice, and their annual meeting is demanded upon that ground.
Page 114 - II., no servant or labourer could depart, even at the expiration of his service, from the hundred in which he lived without permission under the king's seal ; nor might any who had been bred to husbandry till twelve years old exercise any other calling.