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Lecture 12

Lecture 12: 12/4/13

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Department
History
Course
HIST 1191
Professor
Janelle Greenberg
Semester
Fall

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HIST 1191 notes – Lecture 12 (12/4/13) – page 1 • Civil war changed political and legal landscape of England o 11 years Interregnum no king, no HoL, etc. o Experiments in government by Cromwell  Republic ­ failed  2 others  • Restoration CII May 1660 not return to pre­civil war o CII welcomed back  Puritans/Cromwell had been overly strict, England disliked o CII called royalist Parliament on his return  Parliament restored the HoL, Anglican church  THOUGHT things had returned to pre­civil war conditions  NOT TRUE Dispensation • Since 13th century, kings of England had power to dispense with statutes under  certain circumstances o If 2 houses brought a bill to the king and he approved it, it became a  statute that he could (for some reasons) dispense/suspend statute o Mentioned in Smith's absolute prerogatives  o Goes along with legislative power   Person who makes the law can dispense with the law  King has right and occasionally duty to dispense o Legal political theory: the king's acceptance of the bill from the 2 houses  that made it a statute  Statute law considered highest law in the land ­ trumped  everything else • Dispensation problematic: limits powers of 2 houses o But being an absolute prerogative, it is inseparable from the crown • EI ­ dispensing power often used to permit non­Anglicans to worship freely o Protestant/Catholic/Anglican tension o Made accommodation for money ­ to get on board with HoC policy to  restrict religious rights of Catholics and members of the Elizabethan  Church (half between Catholicism and Protestantism) o EI and JI dispensed with individual statutes and occasionally suspended  them outright for a wide category of people o Political elite attacking dispensing power as used to create religious  tolerance  They do NOT attack the dispensing power itself nor the sovereign's  right to dispense with parliamentary statutes  No one denies its existence nor its importance to English  legislature • 1643: pamphlet written by parliamentarian in which he denies that the monarch has  the power to dispense with law o Grounds for objection:  The king cannot dispense with statutes because the king doesn't  make statutes alone; statutes are made by the three estates ­ king,  lords, commons ­ and a statute must be dispensed with by the same  authority o Comes from CI's Answer to the 19 Propositions ­ concept of three estates  and joint lawmaking  o John Seldon: we do not need an almanac to recognize that three are greater  than one  Major argument of the parliamentarians: the Long Parliament has  possession of the king's p
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