The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II

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Cambridge University Press, May 2, 2002 - History - 308 pages
This is the first comprehensive study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland also describes the emergence of political parties, reinterpreting the origins of "Toryism" and "Whiggism". This detailed and balanced study is both a major institutional history and an important contribution to the history of Restoration politics and political culture.

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Contents

In the wilderness 16491660
9
Membership attendance and privileges
29
Average attendance per session 16601681 page
35
Legislation
50
Bills and acts 16601681
53
Chairmen of committees of the whole House 16601680
59
Chairmen of select committees 16601680
62
Justice
71
King and Lords
93
Lords and Commons
116
Religious composition
145
Church settlement
159
Religious nonconformity
173
Factions Country peers and the Whig party
203
Court and Tory peers
234
Conclusion
260

Writs of error and Chancery appeals presented to the House of Lords
80
Chairmen of the Committee for Petitions 16611677
82
The bishops 16611681
275
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