The House of Lords, 1603-1649

Structure, Procedure, and the Nature of Its Business

By Elizabeth Read Foster

The House of Lords, 1603-1649

357 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-7361-8
    Published: June 2012

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Foster discusses both the structure of the House and its business, including studies of the officers, the fee system by which they were paid, the function of the judges and attorney general, the select committees and their appointment, the committee of the whole House that developed during this period and its significance, and the joint committees that became increasingly important during the civil war years. The study also contributes to the understanding of later parliaments.

Originally published in 1983.

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