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Historical Outline of the English Constitution (Paperback): David Watson Rannie
Historical Outline of the English Constitution (Paperback): David Watson Rannie

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: lish liberty; and the church, though the Conquest had bound it closer to the Pope and the growing canon law, was still under the control of state and king. We may conclude, therefore, that the eighty-eight years of Norman rule, though often years of oppression and bloodshed, were, on the whole, years of steady constitutional progress. CHAPTER III. HENRY II. AND TRIAL BY JURY. 1154-1189. 1. Accession of Henry II.?Henry II. was grandson of Henry I. through his mother, Maude. His father, Geoffrey of Anjou, had very extensive French possessions, to which, of course, his son succeeded. So that the dominions of Henry II. extended from the north of England to the Pyrenees, in the southwest of France. The rule of Henry II. was as able as his kingdom was large. In this chapter I will try to show how in his reign of thirty-five years he regulated and added to the Constitution which English and Normans had built up. 2. The Normans and the English had by this time lived so long together that they were really blended into one nation. The union was hastened by the fact I mentioned before, namely, that they belonged to the same race. And the nation which resulted from the onion was not a new Norman, but the old English nation, influenced, modified, and strengthened by the Norman blood, laws, and cha racter. The English language kept its hold in the conversation of the lower orders, and in such books as were addressed to a popular audience; there was a steady stream of French ideas and influences flowing into England; but the old landmarks were never obliterated. And Henry II., though his mother was Norman, belonged to another house from that of the Conqueror and his sons. He was of Anjou; the first of the great Plantagenet family who so long wore the crown. He was a new king, a...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: David Watson Rannie
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-22253-2
Barcode: 9780217222532
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-22253-6

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