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Living Traditions

R. A. W. Rhodes, John Wanna, and Patrick Weller

in Comparing Westminster

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199563494
eISBN:
9780191722721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563494.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

To recover the various meanings of executive government in Westminster systems, the first step is to identify the relevant living traditions. This chapter focuses on the main traditions and the ... More


The Basic Constitutional Rules: Influence and the Prerogative

Vernon Bogdanor

in The Monarchy and the Constitution

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198293347
eISBN:
9780191598821
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198293348.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

The office of head of state should be distinguished from that of head of government. The head of state has three main functions. First, there are constitutional functions, which today are primarily ... More


Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson

David Thomas, David Carlton, and Anne Etienne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199260287
eISBN:
9780191717390
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260287.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Drama

Using previously unpublished material from the National Archives, this book offers a new perspective on British cultural history. Statutory theatre censorship was first introduced in Britain by Sir ... More


Monarchs

Iain Mclean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

Purpose of a head of state. Executive and non‐executive heads of state in some democratic constitutions. Australian constitutional crisis 1975. Sir David Smith fails to wake the Queen's Private ... More


The Royal Prerogative

Payne Sebastian

in The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262732
eISBN:
9780191682407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter discusses the royal prerogative of the Crown which embodies its legal power and authority in Great Britain. It suggests that greater clarity can be achieved by distinguishing three types ... More


The Game Laws

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/9780198203247.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter examines the passage of game laws in medieval England. The original assumption in the enactment of game law was that husbandsmen and artificers used hunting parties as a cover for ... More


The Illusion of Decline

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/9780199573837.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Part III explores the effect of the new monarchy on parliament's standing as an institution. Chapter 7 debates the character of Henry VII's relationship with parliament. It first discusses why the ... More


Torturing the Conscience with Divine subjectio

Ceri Sullivan

in The Rhetoric of the Conscience in Donne, Herbert, and Vaughan

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199547845
eISBN:
9780191720901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547845.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

God deals with uncooperative witnesses by torturing them until they ventriloquize his words. Poets are sulky about admitting that torture (especially when presented by its inflictor as neither ... More


Exclusion, the Tory Ascendancy, and the English Empire, 1678–1688

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with the political nadir for the Royal African Company: the Exclusion Crisis. From 1679-1681 the House of Commons tried on three occasions to exclude the Duke of York from the ... More


Politicized Empire: The Crown, the African Company, and Centralization, 1671–1678

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The 1670s were aparticularly volatile decade for English politics, and this chapter explores the imperial implications of this instability. By the mid-1670s, it became clear to the king’s brother, ... More


Conclusion

Butterwick Richard

in Poland’s Last King and English Culture

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207016
eISBN:
9780191677441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207016.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Before his election, Stanislaw August defined the aims he was to pursue: a hereditary throne, the modest expansion, or at least the retention of the royal prerogative, majority voting in the Seym, an ... More


Law, Convention, and Prerogative

T. R. S. Allan

in Law, Liberty, and Justice: The Legal Foundations of British Constitutionalism

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198259916
eISBN:
9780191682025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198259916.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The royal prerogative remains an important legal source of governmental power in the modem constitution. In legal theory, ministers and judges are appointed under the prerogative. As inherent powers ... More


‘Medicinall Concoctions’: Equity and Charity in the Lincoln's Inn Sermons

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter continues to track Donne's preoccupation with the Augustinian idea of charity in his Lincoln's Inn sermons. When preaching to an audience of lawyers, Donne emphasizes the public and ... More


Restoration Imperialism: The Shaping of Imperial Administration, 1660–1671

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter investigates the origins of Restoration imperialism by focusing on the competing imperial visions that emerged during the 1660s, focusing particularly on the Crown, the new African ... More


The Crown and Accountability for the Armed Forces

Peter Rowe

in The Nature of the Crown: A Legal and Political Analysis

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198262732
eISBN:
9780191682407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262732.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter examines the Crown's accountability for the armed forces in Great Britain. It points out that the Crown, in relation to the armed forces, must have more importance than the government ... More


England on Edge: Crisis and Revolution 1640–1642

David Cressy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199237630
eISBN:
9780191696756
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237630.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book deals with the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the Church of England, and the accompanying cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the years 1640 to ... More


The Practice of Dissolution

Geoffrey Marshall

in Constitutional Conventions: The Rules and Forms of Political Accountability

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198762027
eISBN:
9780191695179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198762027.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

The power to dissolve Parliament is in form an exercise of the Royal prerogative. However, a modern belief that dissolution is a matter for decision by the Prime Minister appears to have sprung up ... More


New Monarchs

Robert Frost

in The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania: Volume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198208693
eISBN:
9780191746345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208693.003.0023
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Chapter 23 analyses the nature and development of royal power in Poland, in particular under Casimir IV and his immediate successors John I Albert (Jan Olbracht) and Alexander Jagiellon. It examines ... More


Persons: Status and Liberty

John Baker

in Introduction to English Legal History

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198812609
eISBN:
9780191850400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812609.003.0027
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter, after some initial remarks about the legal status of women, aliens, and monks, is concerned with the history of personal liberty. Early law recognized the unfree status of villeins, but ... More


A Constitutional Turning Point: 1828–1836

Angus Hawkins

in Victorian Political Culture: 'Habits of Heart and Mind'

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780198728481
eISBN:
9780191795336
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728481.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

This chapter examines the demise of ‘mixed government’; the diminishing prerogative of the Crown; the increasing authority of the Commons; and the eruption of religious asperities prompting a crisis ... More


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