A Handbook in Outline of the Political History of England to 1906, Chronologically Arranged

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1906 - Great Britain - 389 pages
 

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Page 194 - Secondly, having once given her sanction to a measure, that it be not arbitrarily altered or modified by the Minister. Such an act she must consider as failing in sincerity towards the Crown, and justly to be visited by the exercise of her constitutional right of dismissing that Minister. She expects to be kept informed of what passes between him and the foreign Ministers before important decisions are taken, based upon that intercourse ; to receive the foreign despatches in good time ; and to have...
Page 225 - Commons, and after some alteration in detail by the Lords, receives the Royal Assent. The Regulation of the Forces Act and the Army Act are passed (b).
Page 308 - THE power of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Page 92 - Majesty, that he was loose and absolved from rules of government, and that he had an army in Ireland, which he might employ to reduce this kingdom ; for which he deserves to undergo "the pains and forfeitures of high treason.
Page 327 - That after the said limitation shall take effect as aforesaid, judges commissions be made quamdiu se bene gesserint, and their salaries ascertained and established; but upon the address of both houses of parliament it may be lawful to remove them.
Page 40 - ... Moreover, we have granted for us and our heirs, as well to archbishops, bishops, abbots, priors, and other folk of holy Church, as also to earls, barons, and to all the commonalty of the land, that for no business from henceforth...
Page 82 - Wherefore, Mr. Speaker, her Majesty's Pleasure is, that if you perceive any idle heads, which will not stick to hazard their own Estates ; which will meddle with reforming the Church, and transforming the Commonwealth ; and do exhibit any Bills to such purpose, that you receive them not, until they be viewed and considered by those, who, it is fitter should consider of such things, and can better judge of them.
Page 212 - To leave to an imperial parliament the power of dealing with all questions affecting the imperial crown and government, legislation regarding the colonies and other dependencies of the crown, the relations of the United Empire with foreign states, and all matters appertaining to the defence and the stability of the empire at large.
Page 192 - He passed this last measure of his political life, amid the reproaches and execrations of his party. He had assigned the credit of the Catholic Relief Act to Mr. Canning, whom he had constantly opposed ; and he acknowledged that the credit of this measure was due to " the unadorned eloquence of Richard Cobden...
Page 82 - It consisted of forty-four commissioners, twelve of whom were bishops, many more privycounsellors, and the rest either clergymen or civilians. This commission, after reciting the acts of supremacy, uniformity, and two others, directs them to inquire from time to time, as well by the oaths of twelve good and lawful men, as by witnesses and all other means they can devise, of all offences, contempts, or misdemeanours done and committed contrary to the tenor of the said several acts and statutes...

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