Inquiry Into the Rise and Growth of the Royal Prerogative in England

Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1830 - 167 páginas

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Página 159 - Ut turbae placuit, considunt armati. Silentium per sacerdotes, quibus tum et coercendi jus est, imperatur. Mox rex vel princeps, prout aetas cuique, prout nobilitas, prout decus bellorum, prout facundia est, . audiuntur, auctoritate suadendi magis, quam jubendi potestate. Si displicuit sententia, fremitu aspernantur ; sin placuit, frameas concutiunt. Honoratissimum assensus genus est, armis laudare.
Página 129 - Bocland was held by book or charter. It was land that had been severed by an act of government from the foldand, and converted into an estate of perpetual inheritance. It might belong to the church, to the king, or to a subject. It might be alienable and devisable, at the will of the proprietor. It might be limited in its descent, witlxmt any power of alienation in the possessor.
Página 159 - Eliguntur in iisdem conciliis et principes, qui jura per pagos vicosque reddunt. Centeni singulis ex plebe comites, consilium •simul et auctoritas adsunt, ?i*^¿.
Página 169 - The king of England is therefore not only the chief, but properly the sole, magistrate of the nation, all others acting by commission from, and in due subordination to him...
Página 73 - It is acknowledged that the King is the fountain of justice and protection, but the acts of justice and protection are not exercised in his own person, nor depend upon his pleasure, but by his courts and by his ministers, who must do their duty therein, though the King in his own person should forbid them...
Página 130 - Folcland was subject to many burdens and exactions from which bocland was exempt. The possessors of folcland were bound to assist in the reparation of royal vills and in other public works. They were liable to have travellers and others quartered on them for subsistence. They were required to give hospitality to kings and great men in their progresses through the country, to furnish them with carriages and relays of horses, and to extend the same assistance to their messengers, followers, and servants,...
Página 97 - England, that no man is to be brought into jeopardy of his life, more than once, for the same offence.
Página 130 - It might be limited in its descent without any power of alienation in the possessor. It was often granted for a single life, or for more lives than one, with remainder in perpetuity to the church. It was forfeited for various delinquencies to the state. " Estates in perpetuity were usually created by charter after the introduction of writing, and, on that account, bocland and land of inheritance are often used as synonymous expressions. But at an earlier period they were conferred by the delivery...
Página 129 - ... present. But while it continued to be folcland, it could not be alienated in perpetuity; and, therefore, on the expiration of the term for which it had been granted, it reverted to the community, and was again distributed by the same authority.
Página 118 - that the king is the universal lord and original proprietor of all the lands in his kingdom : (z) and that no man doth or can possess any part of it, but what has mediately or immediately been derived as a gift from him, to be held upon feudal services.

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