Examination Essentials

Examination Essentials

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...to law; arbitrary imprisonments, and the exercise of martial law were abolished, and the practice of billeting soldiers on private houses was forbidden. (Charles I.) The Commons called it a Petition of Right, as implying that it contained merely a corroboration or explanation of the ancient constitution, granted by Edward III., not any infringement of the royal prerogative, or acquisition of new liberties. It passed the Commons and the Upper House in 1628, and instead of appending the usual form of assent or dissent, the king created great dissatisfaction by causing the following sentence to be written under the Petition: --" The king willeth that right be done according to the laws and customs of the realm, and the statutes be put in due execution; that his subjects may have no cause to complain of any wrong or oppression contrary to their just rights and liberties, to the preservation whereof he holds himself as well obliged as of his prerogative." So great an opposition was created that the king was forced to yield, and the bill eventually received the royal assent. The duty of Tonnage and Poundage in more ancient times, had been commonly a temporary grant of Parliament; but it had been conferred on Henry V. and all the succeeding princes during life, in order to enable them to maintain a naval force for the defence of the kingdom. The necessity of levying this duty had been so apparent, that each king had ever claimed it from the moment of his accession; and the first parliament of each reign had usually, by vote, conferred on the prince what they found him already in possession of. It frequently happened, however, that through neglect the vote was not passed for some years after the king's accession, as e. g. in the case of Henry...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635396
  • 9781236635396