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... the essence of the treaty, is prima facie ludicrous. In the older forms of the
English Constitution, this may have been quite right ; the power was then really
lodged in the Crown, and because Parliament met very seldom, and for other
A century ago the Crown had a real choice of ministers, though it had no longer a
choice in policy. During the long reign of Sir E. Walpole he was obliged not only
to manage parliament, but to manage the palace. He was obliged to take care ...
The Queen is only at the head of the dignified part of the constitution. The prime
minister is at the head of the efficient part. The Crown is, according to the saying,
the " fountain of honour ;" but the Treasury is the spring of business. Nevertheless
... it was in the Stuart king to whom the crown had come by descent, and Hot in
the Eevolution king to whom it had come by vote of Parliament. All through the
reign of William III. there was (in common speech) one king whom man had made
She had once had thirteen, but they all died in her bfetime, and it was necessary
either to revert to the Stuarts or to make a new king by Act of Parliament.
According to the Act of Settlement passed by the .Whigs, the crown was settled
on the ...
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Walter Bagehot was editor of the Economist and his name is still on the weekly page about England. This book describes the English Constitution and compares it favorably with the United States Constitution. Read full review