The English Constitution
A classic study of the British constitution, paying special attention to how Parliament and the monarchy work. The author frequently draws comparisons with the American Constitution, being generally critical of the American system of government.
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THE MONARCHY ( Continued ) . . . . . . . . 57 No . IV . . . THE HOUSE OF LORDS .
. . . . . No . V . THE HOUSE OF COMMONS . . . . . . . 130 No . VI . ON CHANGES
OF MINISTRY . . . . . . . 170 No . VII . PAGE . 219 ITS SUPPOSED CHECKS A 2.
... began ; it has completed the change which that Act made in the relation of the
House of Lords to the House of Commons . ... According to that theory , the two
Houses are two branches of the Legislature , perfectly equal and perfectly distinct
pains he took to induce the Lords to submit to their new position , and to submit ,
time after time , their will to the will of the ... If you examine carefully the lists of
members , especially of the most prominent members , of either side of the House
The complete consequences of the Act of 1832 upon the House of Lords could
not be seen while the Commons were subject to such aristocratic guidance .
Much of the change which might have been expected from the Act of 1832 was
held in ...
This rule would prove that the Lords might have rejected the Reform Act of 1832 .
Whenever the nation was both excited and determined , such a rule would be an
acute and dangerous political poison . It would teach the House of Lords that it ...
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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