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Conventions of Peers

BOOK THE FIRST.  Chapter the fifth.  Of the COUNCILS belonging to the KING. This chapter describes the four different consular bodies that advise the King of England: parliament, the peers of the realm, the...

Blackstone’s Sister

BOOK  the First.  Chapter the Fourth.  Of the KING’s Royal FAMILY. This short chapter is mostly about queens.  Blackstone explains that there are three kinds.  Most of the chapter is about the queen consort —  the wife...