History of the English Parliament

History of the English Parliament

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...and a traitor, Edward was regarded as succeeding to the rights of Richard II. But before the petition was transformed into an Act of Parliament, the King's advisers inserted numerous clauses saving the rights which had been created during the Lancastrian reigns and since Edward's accession. In addition, a statute was passed declaring valid the judicial acts of the late dynasty. Attainder A bill of attainder was passed against the deposed of Henry, king, Queen Margaret, and their partisans. Henry was found guilty of high treason, and condemned to forfeit the Duchy of Lancaster, his special patrimonial estate, which was henceforward attached as a separate provision to the crown. Margaret and her son, fourteen lords, and many other persons were also condemned to forfeiture; while the proceedings against the victims of the Revolution of 1399, including Richard of Cambridge, the King's grandfather, the Earl of Salisbury, and Lord le Despenser, were reversed. Edward issued an order in this parliament against liveries, maintenance, and gambling, and a statute was passed referring indictments taken in sheriff's tourn to the justices of the peace. When the houses were prorogued, the King thanked them for their efforts in restoring his dynasty and in avenging his father, and he promised to devote himself sincerely to the public service. The new rule certainly began in moderation, but it lamentably failed to keep up its character. Parlia-In the midst of foreign intrigues and desultory war1463 f are on e part of Margaret, a new parliament met on April 29th, 1463. With various prorogations it continued until 1465. An act of resumption was passed, as well as bills of attainder against those who incurred the guilt of treason while the parliament ran its course....show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236532368
  • 9781236532367