The Making of the Constitution

The Making of the Constitution

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...pleasure, give this money as revenue; but if the sheriffs and servants and ministers of the shires will perform their duties as they should, and maintain and defend our defendants, we will not be behindhand in contributing to their aid." To which the angered king answered: "By the eyes of God, it shall be given as revenue, and it shall be entered in the king's accounts; and you have no right to contradict; no man wishes to oppress your men against your will." Thomas then replied: " My lord king, by the reverence of the eyes by which you have sworn, it shall not be given from my land, and from the rights of the church not a penny." 4 With this event the enmity between the king and the primate begins. Henry's effort to establish the reign of equal law. Conflict with the clergy. 1 "Tolosam hello aggressurus," etc., john of Salisb. (Ep. 145), i. 223. 2 "The hiring of mercenaries was nothing new; but to hire them with money paid as an exemption from per-sonal service was a device of Henry and Thomas."---Freeman, Norm. Conq., vol. v. p. 451. 8 Upon the general subject, see Reeves, H'1' t. Eng. Law, vol. i. p. 247; Digby, Law qf Real Properly, p. 116; Madox, Ilist. Ex, ch. 16; Preface to Benedict, vol. ii. p. xcv. 4 Benedictus, vol. i. p. 278; Hoveden, ii. 261; Gervase, c. 1459; Select C/ulrlvrs, 153. 5 Will. Fitz-Stephen (ed. Giles), vol. i. p. 200; R. de Diceto, 531. 'i " The former must be compelled to agree to the restriction of their hereditary jurisdictions within the smallest compass, and the latter to allow themselves to be, in all matters not purely spiritual, subject to the ordinary process of law."--Select Clzartzrs, p. 21. In the following October, more

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  • Paperback | 284 pages
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981618
  • 9781236981615