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It describes the English Constitution as it stood in the years 1865 and 1866.
Eoughly speaking, it describes its working as it was in the time of Lord Palmer-
ston ; and since that time there have been many changes, some of spirit and
some of ...
As I have endeavoured in this book to explain, the literary theory of the English
Constitution is on this point quite wrong as usual. According to that theory, the
two Houses are two branches of the Legislature, perfectly equal and perfectly
This is all which I think I need say on the domestic events which have changed,
or suggested changes, in the English Constitution since this book was written.
But there are also some foreign events which have illustrated it, and of these I ...
THE ENGLISH CONSTITUTION. No. I. THE CABINET. " On all great subjects,"
says Mr. Mill, " much remains to be said," and of none is this more true than of the
English Constitution. The literature which has accumulated upon it is huge. But
There are two descriptions of the English Constitution which have exercised
immense influence, but which are erroneous. First, it is laid down as a principle of
the English polity, that in it the legislative, the executive, and the judicial powers,
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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