The essentials of English history

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Página 41 - That the raising or keeping a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with consent of Parliament, is against law.
Página 93 - An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth and preached by the people called in scorn Quakers...
Página 80 - An Act concerning the King's Highness to be Supreme Head of the Church of England and to have authority to reform and redress all errors, heresies, and abuses in the same...
Página 138 - He refused to take the oath of allegiance to William and Mary, and died August 30, 1689.
Página 63 - English law, no freeman could be detained in prison except upon a criminal charge, or conviction, or for a civil debt. In the former case, it was always in his power to demand of the Court of King's Bench a writ of Habeas Corpus...
Página 80 - Charta (see vol. ip 289), but Henry only reduced to a system what former kings had done irregularly and occasionally ; the king's council having from time immemorial dealt with both civil and criminal causes, unfettered by the rules of law. The court was to be composed of the lord chancellor, the lord treasurer, the keeper of the privy seal, a bishop, a lord of the council, and the two chief justices ; their power embraced the punishment of " murders, robberies, perjuries and unsureties of all men...
Página 60 - It is the usual policy of governments to favour possession ; and on this principle the statute enacts that a fine levied with proclamations in a public court of justice shall after five years, except in particular circumstances, be a bar to all claims upon lands.
Página 104 - Is it possible that a people possessed of so much magnificence at home could covet my humble cottage in Britain...
Página 59 - Of these the last appears to have been the most usual in England. But this and other aids occasionally exacted by the lords were felt as a severe grievance ; and by Magna Charta three only are retained — to make the lord's eldest son a knight, to marry his eldest daughter, and to redeem his person from prison. They were restricted to nearly the same description by a law of William I. of Sicily, and by the customs of France. These...
Página 23 - George I., 1714 George II., 1727 George III., 1760 George IV., 1820 William IV., 1830 Victoria, 1837...

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