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The Constitutional History of England

By Stubbs, William

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Title: The Constitutional History of England  
Author: Stubbs, William
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Language: English
Subject: Political science., Economics and literature, Economic & political studies series
Collections: Economics Publications Collection
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Publisher: Archive for the History of Economic Thought

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Excerpt: CHAPTER XIV. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CHARTERS. 168. Outline of the period.-169. Sketch of the political history of I arg r2~6.--170. Administration of William Marshall.-171. Joint administration of Peter des Roches and Hubert de Burgh, 121g-1227.-172. Administration of Hubert, 1227-1 232.-173. His downfall.-174. Henry's own administration.-175. Beginning of the Constitutional struggle.-176. The Provisions of Oxford, and government under them.-177. The Barons' war.-l78 The close of the Reign.-179. Legislative period of Edward I.- 180. Constitutional struggle.-181. Close of the Reign.-182. Summary. 168. THE Great Charter closes one epoch and begins another. On the one hand it is the united act of a nation that has been. Learning union; the enunciation of rights and liberties, the situational History. Needs and uses of which have been taught by long years of training and by a short but bitter struggle: on the other hand it is the watchword of a new political party, the starting point of a new contest. For eighty years from the 'parliament of Runnymede,' the history of England is the narrative of a struggle of the nation with the king, for the real enjoyment of the rights and liberties enunciated in the Charter, or for the regards which experience showed to be necessary for the maintenance of those rights. The struggle is continuous; the fortunes of parties alternate; the immediate object of contention varies from time to time; the wave of progress now advances far beyond the point at which it is to be finally arrested, now far below the point at which a new flow seems to be possible. And yet at each distinct epoch something is seen to be gained, something consolidated, something defined, something.

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CONTENTS. THE STRUGGLE FOR THE CHARTERS. 168. Outline of the Period, p. 1. 169. Sketch of the political history of raIg and 1216, p. 6. 170. Administration of William Marshall, p. 18. 171. Joint administration of Peter des Roches and Hubert de Burgh, 1219-1227, p. 31. 172. Administration of Hubert, 1227-1232, p. 41. 173. His downfall, p. 45. 174. Henry's own administration, p. 50. 175. Beginning of the Constitutional struggle, p. 59. 176. The Provisions of Oxford, and government under them, p. 70. 177. The Barons' war, p. 92. 178. The close of the Reign, p. 101. 179. Legislative period of Edward I, p. 106. 180. Constitutional struggle, p. 130. 181. Close of the Reign, p. 153. 182. Summary, p. 165. THE SYSTEM OF ESTATES, AND THE CONSTITUTION UKDER ED\YARD I. 183. Idea of Constitutional Government, p. 166. 184. Double character of the English Constitution, p. 160. 185. System of Estates, p. 171. 186. The Spiritual estate, p. 176. 187. The estate of Baronage, p. 184. 188. Nobility of blood, p. 185. 189. Connexion of barony with tenure, p. 186. 190. Barony by surnmons, p. 190. 191. The Commons, p. 193. 192. The Shire Communities, p. 194. 193. Growth of union amongthe Commons, p. 196. 194. Sub-estate of Lawyers, p. 198. 195. Subestate of Merchants, p. 200. 196. Cross-divisions, p. 202. 197. The National Council, p. 203. 198. The Spiritual estate in Synods and Parliaments, p. 203. 199. Growth of representation among the Clergy, P. 205. 200. Parliamentary representation of the Clergy, p. 208. 201. The Baronage in Parliament, p. 211. 202. The Commons in Parliament, p. 214. 203. The Shiremoot, p. 214. 204. The Sheriff, p. 216. 205. The judicial work of the Shire, p. 218. 206. The work of the 'hire in Police, p. 219. 207. The Military work of the Shire, p. 220.

 

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