A Short History of England from the Earliest Times to the Present Day

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Էջ 359 - THE power of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished...
Էջ 233 - That no freeman be required to give any gift, loan, benevolence, or tax without common consent by Act of Parliament.
Էջ v - A Skeleton Outline of the History of England, being an abridgment of a Handbook in Outline of the Political History of England.
Էջ 283 - Subjects have a right to petition the king. 6. The election of members of parliament ought to be free. 7. Freedom of speech and debate in parliament ought not to be questioned in any court or place out of parliament. 8. Excessive fines must not be imposed ; and jurors, in cases for high treason, must be freeholders. 9. For redress of all grievances, and for the strengthening of the laws, parliament ought to be held frequently. 10. William and Mary were declared king and queen of England, and all...
Էջ 322 - A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.
Էջ 256 - Parliament, according to the Instrument, was to be summoned at least once every three years and was not to be dissolved without its own consent until it had sat for a minimum of five months. The Protector could hold up Bills for twenty days, but after that...
Էջ 283 - Patriarchd, by setting up a king and queen who owed their position to the choice of parliament. In the second, it gave an opportunity for reasserting the principles of the English constitution which it had been the aim of the Stuarts to set aside. In the third, it began what may be called the reign of parliament Up to the Revolution there is no doubt that the guiding force in directing the policy of the nation had been the will of the king. Since the Revolution the guiding force has been the will...
Էջ 255 - Again, in 1651 came the celebrated English Navigation Act which prohibited the importation of goods into England except in English ships or in the ships of the country producing the goods. This was...

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