Lex loquens: legislation in the Parliament of 1624

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dc.contributor.advisor Graves, Michael en
dc.contributor.author Kyle, Chris R. (Chris Roderick) en
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-31T06:40:16Z en
dc.date.available 2007-07-31T06:40:16Z en
dc.date.issued 1993 en
dc.identifier THESIS 94-111 en
dc.identifier.citation Thesis (PhD--History)--University of Auckland, 1993 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/1196 en
dc.description Full text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract The Parliament of 1624 enacted seventy-three statutes - the greatest number in a single session since 32 Henry VIII (1540). Traditionally, these pieces of legislation have either been ignored, viewed by orthodox historians as tools by which the House of Commons won the initiative from the Crown, or mentioned en passant as illustration. This dissertation challenges those views and considers the role of bills as the 'proper business' of Parliament. It examines not only the acts which were transcribed onto the Parliament Roll but the other 112 pieces of abortive legislation introduced in 1624. After two opening chapters which introduce the study and provide an overview of the legislation and procedure in 1624, the work is divided into sections of public bill categories: Trade and the Economy, the Courts and Law Reform (I and II), Religion, and the State and Commonweal. Chapter Eight reviews private bill legislation and is sectioned into four parts. These are Naturalization and Restitution, Local, London, and Individual. The following chapter examines the four 'standard' bills - Temporal and Clerical Subsidies, Continuance, and the General Pardon. The conclusion reviews the legislative achievement of the Parliament, the role of James I as a 'legislative patron', and the chronological continuity of bills. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA9953605214002091 en
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dc.title Lex loquens: legislation in the Parliament of 1624 en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline History en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.name PhD en
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