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“No Choice But to Abide”: The Privy Council and Bureaucrats Prepare

Ray A. Moore and Donald L. Robinson

in Partners for Democracy: Crafting the New Japanese State Under MacArthur

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195151169
eISBN:
9780199833917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019515116X.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Presents the Privy Council's debate of the draft bill and Legislative Bureau's preparation for the Diet debates. Before the draft could be submitted to the Diet, the Privy Councillors, former prime ... More


The Politician

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines Morison's role in Tudor politics to 1550. It charts Morison's years in Thomas Cromwell's household and the range of activities he undertook on the vice‐gerent's behalf. One ... More


Protestant Alliances: The Privy Kirks and the Marian Exile

CLARE KELLAR

in Scotland, England, and the Reformation 1534-61

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199266708
eISBN:
9780191708930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199266708.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter identifies the Scottish members of the ‘privy kirks’ and the Marian exiles. It examines their contributions to the volatile religious and political debate among the exiles. It adds that ... More


The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

Jacqueline Rose (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780197266038
eISBN:
9780191844805
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266038.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Counsel was a fundamental element of politics in medieval and early modern England and Scotland. It assisted decision-making; facilitated dialogue, representation, accountability, consent and ... More


The Judicial Roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council, 1820–1914

Patrick Polden

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XI: 1820–1914 English Legal System

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258819
eISBN:
9780191718151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258819.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses the judicial roles of the House of Lords and Privy Council from 1820-1914. Topics covered include the era of Lord Eldon, the establishment of the Judicature Commission, the ... More


A Stewart Revolution in Government?

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0013
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines the question: was there a ‘Stewart revolution in government’? This chapter argues that there was, but looks at certain modifications of the ‘revolution in government’ hypothesis ... More


Conclusions

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Government is vital to human society, and raises large questions. There are three definitions of who or what the government of Scotland actually was. The first definition focuses on the everyday ... More


Building the UK's New Supreme Court: National and Comparative Perspectives

Andrew Le Sueur (ed.)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199264629
eISBN:
9780191698965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199264629.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

In the context of the far-reaching reforms proposed for the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, this book considers the operation and reform of ... More


Introduction

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This book aims to put Scotland on the map for those interested in the history of European government, as well as provide materials for those interested in British history. Historians of England have ... More


Legitimacy

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Queen Mary returned to her native land in 1561 to take over the government of a kingdom in which a provisional administration had been formed in the previous year by the Protestant insurgents, the ... More


Personal Monarchy

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the relationship of the Scottish parliament to the crown, which refers not only to the person who was entitled to wear this item of headgear, but also to the vehicle for the ... More


The Privy Council

Julian Goodare

in The Government of Scotland 1560-1625

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199243549
eISBN:
9780191714160
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243549.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Most questions about how Scotland was governed tend sooner or later to lead back to the privy council. Below the crown, the council was the supreme executive authority, with a general political ... More


Physician of the state: Essex and the Elizabethan polity

Alexandra Gajda

in The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199699681
eISBN:
9780191739057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199699681.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 4 examines Essex’s attitudes to the structure of the Elizabethan polity, in particular in relation to the decline of his career, before and after his fall from grace in October 1599, after ... More


The Pitcairn Prosecutions, Paper Legal Systems, and the Rule of Law

Dawn Oliver

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter summarizes the Privy Council decision. The judgments do not convey much about the realities of life on Pitcairn and of the relationship between the island and the British government. The ... More


Pitcairn Island Law: A Peculiar Case of the Diffusion of the Common Law

Gordon Woodman

in Justice, Legality and the Rule of Law: Lessons from the Pitcairn Prosecutions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199568666
eISBN:
9780191721595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568666.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers some of the difficulties in determining what was the law of Pitcairn at the time the offences were committed and tried. The law of Pitcairn is not necessarily the same as the ... More


Reflections from the New Commonwealth

Fred Phillips

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter begins with a discussion of how, when viewed from the New Commonwealth, the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords was always considered a powerful, if amorphous, creation, while the ... More


The Lord Chancellor as Head of the Judiciary 1

Dawn Oliver

in The Judicial House of Lords 1876–2009:

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532711
eISBN:
9780191705489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532711.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses judiciary-related roles of the old-style Lord Chancellor. These include the rights of the Lord Chancellor to sit on the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords and the ... More


Lord Bingham: a New Zealand Appreciation

Sian Elias

in Tom Bingham and the Transformation of the Law: A Liber Amicorum

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566181
eISBN:
9780191705458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566181.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter deals with how the New Zealand legal system has benefited from Lord Bingham's judicial leadership. He has influenced the New Zealand legal system directly through his work in the Privy ... More


Wyatt's Embassy, Treason, and ‘The Defence’

Greg Walker

in Writing Under Tyranny: English Literature and the Henrician Reformation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199283330
eISBN:
9780191712630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283330.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines Wyatt’s embassy to the Imperial court of Charles V and his consequential arrest and interrogation by the Privy Council over allegations of treason. Wyatt’s impatience with his ... More


Theology and Politics: 1615–25

Alan Ford

in James Ussher: Theology, History, and Politics in Early-Modern Ireland and England

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199274444
eISBN:
9780191706417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199274444.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

By the latter part of the second decade of the 17th century, Ussher was an established academic, a dominant force in Irish protestant intellectual life. Rather than remaining as Professor in Trinity, ... More


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