The Constitution of Parliaments in England, Deduced from the Time of Edward the Second

The Constitution of Parliaments in England, Deduced from the Time of Edward the Second

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1680 edition. Excerpt: ... the Writ, there is a greater Latitude of power granted to the Lords Spiritualgthan to the Lords Temporal; for ztheLords Temporal are not impowrcd by: their Writs to summon the Laity, (who sitinthe House of Commons as Representatives Of the Commonalty )Abut thcLOrdsSpLriI----. w 'tua of determining the Parliament, or before, a-the tnConi not make any further inquiries; but indeed 'ang/iently most of the Judicial Offices in Andbeing men generally of the greatest Knowledge and Learning, were thereupon thczend of flen. the Stlfs. Reign) the. _t esame was a destruction ofthe-Realm, " and Crown of England, which hath ale ways (said they) been Free, and hath no earthly sovereignty, but onely God in, all Regalities, as may be seen in the Parliament Rolls of Ricb. ad, Hen. the 6th. and in other Kin s Reigns, and since Hen. the 8th. the Bil ops and Clergy under them, have been almost the only Bulwark against the Storms, and Incroachments of Rome upon us. w;-i-1 7. It appears by a long concatenation of Records that they have had thesevarious from the House of Lords upon Tryals of " blood, C H A r. and of the Writs, whereby the were SumVll. mon'd to Parliamentsfflmdo othergreat cmplczyments wherein they have been in trut e, of a mixt nature, part Civil, and art Ecclesiastick; and both tending to Religious Duties. I should now proceed to the Writs which concern Abbots and Priors, which till the 6. Hen. 8. a were ever entred next the Bi ops in the ClauseRolls, and Pawns; but there having been no Writs directed to them since the said 36. of H. the 8th, (except two in Been Mary's time; one to the Abbot of l/Vestminster, the other to the Prior of St. Yo/nfs of jeruflzlem) I shall follow the Method._ of the Pawns, since the said gdtb. year, more

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  • English
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