Observations on the Offices of Secretary of State, Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household; With Remarks on the Great Seal of England

Observations on the Offices of Secretary of State, Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Chamberlain of the King's Household; With Remarks on the Great Seal of England

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...Pursuant to the King's verbal commands, the Chancellor sent his Majesty at Langley, on the 9th of June 1308, the Great Seal by the Keeper of the Rolls of Chancery, who returned it to the Chancellor on the next day. On the 15th of the same month, at the New Temple, London, the Bishop elect of Winchester, the Treasurer, ordered the Chancellor (pursuant, as he said, to the verbal commands which he had received from the King, ) to send the Great Seal to Windsor by Adam de Osgodby, which was accordingly done; and it remained with the King until the 20th of the same month, when it was again restored to the Chancellor at London.1 It thus appears that the King was accustomed to send for, and to use the Great Seal, in the absence of the Chancellor or Keeper, and that he retained it in his own hands, on this occasion, so long as five days. These memoranda are supposed to have been "intended as evidence that the Chan" cellor was not to be considered as responsible for " Gaveston's patent of the Lieutenancy of Ireland, " which was sealed at the express command of the " King on the 16th of June, by which the Chan" cellor is said to have evaded the sentence which " had been pronounced in Parliament"; and it might afford much curious information if every Charter and Patent which has been passed, whilst the Great Seal was in the King's own hands, and by his special commands, were examined. 1 Parliamentary VVrits, vol. ii. div. ii. app. p. 9; Rot. Fin., 1 Edw. II. In. 9. '' " Parvum Sigillum Regis," evidently the Small Seal used instead of the Great Seal during the King's absence, which is so often mentioned; and not asthe Record is docketed, and as the Editor of the...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236981855
  • 9781236981851