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

E. P. Dutton and Company, 1887

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第 286 頁 - The pretended power of suspending or dispensing with the laws is illegal. 2. The late Court of Ecclesiastical Commission and all other such courts are illegal. 3. Levying money by pretence of prerogative without grant of Parliament is illegal. 4. Keeping a standing army in time of peace, unless with consent of Parliament, is illegal. 5. 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...
第 370 頁 - His Majesty allowed Earl Temple to say that whoever voted for the India Bill was not only not his friend, but would be considered by him as an enemy ; and if these words were not strong enough, Earl Temple might use whatever words he might deem stronger and more to the purpose.
第 20 頁 - Institutions. The larger kingdoms, such as Wessex and Mercia, were divided into shires; the smaller, such as Essex and Sussex, after they lost their own kings and were made part of one of the larger kingdoms, also became shires. Each shire was divided into smaller districts, called hundreds, which were larger or smaller in different parts of England. Each hundred contained a number of townships. The officer of the township was the town-reeve. He called the grown men of the township to meet in the...
第 326 頁 - A company for carrying on an undertaking of great advantage, but nobody to know what it is.
第 258 頁 - 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...
第 257 頁 - 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...
第 420 頁 - He was a bad son, a bad husband, a bad father, a bad subject, a bad monarch, and a bad friend.
第 267 頁 - ... that in Frederick's determination to make himself popular he was resolved to have a Bill brought forward in the coming session of Parliament to repeal the Test Act. The Test Act was passed in the reign of Charles II., 1673, and it declared that all officers, civil or military, of the Government must take the sacrament according to the forms of the Church of England, and must take the oaths against the doctrine of transubstantiation.
第 235 頁 - That no freeman be required to give any gift, loan, benevolence, or tax without common consent by Act of Parliament.
第 392 頁 - It was in very few words. The Lord Mayor had proposed his health as one who had been the Saviour of England and would be the Saviour of the rest of Europe. Mr. Pitt then got up, disclaimed the compliment as applied to himself, and added, England has saved herself by her exertions, and the rest of Europe will be saved by her example.