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The House of Lords

Rhodri Walters

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263198
eISBN:
9780191734755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263198.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter examines the history of the House of the Lords in Great Britain during the twentieth century. The findings indicate that, in the twentieth century, the House of Lords could no longer vie ... More


Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Andrew Adonis

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores the political role of the British peerage in the 30 years before the First World War. It charts its transition from ruling class to embattled faction, analysing the response of the ... More


Poaching as a Symbolic Substitute for War

ROGER B. MANNING

in Hunters and Poachers: A Social and Cultural History of Unlawful Hunting in England 1485-1640

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198203247
eISBN:
9780191675805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203247.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter describes and analyses the symbolic content of poaching in order to show its simulation of the rituals and elements of traditional land warfare in medieval England. The analysis reveals ... More


Their Lordships

Anthony King

in The British Constitution

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199576982
eISBN:
9780191702235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter deals with the House of Lords. The old House of Lords is a strange body which has existed since at least the 14th century. Unlike in France, only two estates emerged in Britain namely ... More


Representation

P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199573837
eISBN:
9780191721878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573837.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Part II examines parliament from the subjects' perspective. Chapter 4 addresses representation in parliament by studying the composition and membership of the two houses. It discusses the Lords ... More


The Decline and Fall of Roderick Jones, 1934–1941

Donald Read

in The Power of News: The History of Reuters

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207689
eISBN:
9780191677779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207689.003.0009
Subject:
History, Cultural History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter gives an account of the last year and a half of Roderick Jones's time at Reuters. Jones had a forced retirement and the reasons for this were never explained. Foreign Office files show ... More


Duke of Northumberland, 1551–1553

DAVID LOADES

in John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland 1504-1553

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201939
eISBN:
9780191675089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201939.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter details the life and career of John Dudley from 1551–1553. The Tudors commonly signalled important shifts in policy, or in the structure of power, with clusters of peerage creations or ... More


The Upper Class: Honour and Wealth

Ross McKibbin

in Classes and Cultures: England 1918-1951

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198206729
eISBN:
9780191677298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206729.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Social History

For most of the period 1918–51, there was an English upper class, though it had no clear-cut boundaries. This chapter defines the upper class and examines how its members behaved towards each other ... More


Salisbury’s House

Andrew Adonis

in Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter outlines the different turning points and administrations vital in the development of the House of Lords, its constituents, policies, processes, and scope of governance, from the late ... More


Governing the Realm

Andrew Adonis

in Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

One thousand, two hundred and eighteen individuals occupying a position in the House of Lords or in the United Kingdom's parliamentary arm participated in a prosopographical study that aimed to ... More


The Will to Rule

Andrew Adonis

in Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the coping mechanisms and intervention strategies of the peerage system and its allies during the local government's post political reformation period and management of social ... More


Making Aristocracy Work

Andrew Adonis

in Making Aristocracy Work: The Peerage and the Political System in Britain, 1884-1914

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198203896
eISBN:
9780191676031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203896.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Aristocracy's functionality is dependent on the amount value given to it and the regard for one's (that is, the institution's) survival; such that as the exclusivity of the definition increases, the ... More


The Bonds of Society

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The demography of Wales in the later Middle Ages is shrouded by darkness. Population dropped in Wales mainly due to disease and war. The extended process by which Wales was conquered had lasted from ... More


‘Could the Scots Become True British?’ The Prelude to the Scottish Peerage Bill, 1706–16

Shin Matsuzono

in Liberty, Property and Popular Politics: England and Scotland, 1688-1815. Essays in Honour of H. T. Dickinson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405676
eISBN:
9781474418805
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405676.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter revisits the debates and contests surrounding the question of the role of post-union Scots peers in the House of Lords, thus illuminating the interaction of political argument and party ... More


A Brief History of the House of Lords

Meg Russell

in The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671564
eISBN:
9780191751776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671564.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter summarises the history of the House of Lords, from the emergence of bicameralism in the 14th century to Labour’s reform in 1999. It describes the chamber’s changing membership, role and ... More


The Peerage

Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, and David Simpkin

in The Soldier in Later Medieval England

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199680825
eISBN:
9780191761003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199680825.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Military History

This chapter considers the military service of the English peerage in the Hundred Years War. We consider why they fought; how often they fought; and how old they were when they began and finished ... More


A Brief Introduction to the Contemporary House of Lords

Meg Russell

in The Contemporary House of Lords: Westminster Bicameralism Revived

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199671564
eISBN:
9780191751776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671564.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter summarises the membership, functions, powers and organisation of the contemporary House of Lords. It considers who sits in the chamber, and how they get there, looking at peerage ... More


Party funding: ambitious architecture, flawed rules

David Hine and Gillian Peele

in The regulation of standards in British public life: Doing the right thing?

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780719097133
eISBN:
9781526109873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097133.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines party-funding. The radical reform inherent in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 quickly proved inadequate to the challenges of regulating an area so ... More


British Lions: Business and Politics in Late Victorian and Edwardian Britain

in British Lions and Mexican Eagles: Business, Politics, and Empire in the Career of Weetman Pearson in Mexico, 1889–1919

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774451
eISBN:
9780804779036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774451.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the political and economic environment of late Victorian and Edwardian Britain from which Weetman Pearson emerged to build his Mexican business empire. It explains that Pearson ... More


Internal Revolutions: Private Meditations and Radical Parliamentarianism, 1642–1646

David R. Como

in Radical Parliamentarians and the English Civil War

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780199541911
eISBN:
9780191779107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199541911.003.0015
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the private, manuscript writings of three parliamentarian laymen. It explores the ways in which the ideas and experiences of the 1640s were internalized by devoted supporters of ... More


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