By Faith Thompson
A brief background of Parliament was once first released in 1953. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic know-how to make long-unavailable books once more obtainable, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.
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There were always among the bishops wise and learned counselors. As we have seen, some held important official posts as chancellor, treascite beforehand (praemunientes, premonish) the deans or priors of their cathedral chapters, the archdeacons of their dioceses, one representative proctor from each chapter, and two representative proctors from the parish of each diocese. The representative clergy had been summoned to parliament from the time of the "Model," 1295, but accepted the royal summons with reluctance, and by about 1330 had made good their wish to appear in Convocation only.
Occasionally it served to reward a generous contributor to party coffers, a charge directed at one time against the Liberals. Most recently it has been designed to ensure cabinet representation and leadership in the upper House, as instanced by the creation of three Labour peers in 1924, MacDonald's first premiership. " In the fifteenth century—the troubled years of the Wars of the Roses — creations served to strengthen the political power of one or the other faction, virtually to pack parliaments.
ELECTED, ELECTORS, AND ELECTIONS 43 Actual franchise acts come only in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries as popular interest increases. Edward Ill's answer to the petition of the Commons in the Good Parliament, 1376, seems to be reaffirming earlier practice in directing that election of knights of the shire be "by the better folks of the shire" and not merely by nomination of the sheriffs. Rather surprising is an act of 1406 based on a complaint of the Commons of "improper election to parliament of knights of the shires, .
A short history of parliament 1295-1642 by Faith Thompson