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Parliament in Context, 1235–1707$
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Keith Brown and Alan MacDonald

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748614868

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614868.001.0001

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Parliament and the Law1

Parliament and the Law1

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(p.157) Chapter 6 Parliament and the Law1
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Parliament in Context, 1235–1707
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A. Mark Godfrey

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614868.003.0006

This chapter considers parliament's role as a lawmaker, and shows how it evolved from a body in the fifteenth century that was as much concerned with judicial business as it was with legislation, into primarily a legislature by the middle of the sixteenth century. Thereafter, it maintained a close relationship with the central courts and even retained some aspects of its former judicial functions.

Keywords:   lawmaker, legislature, central courts, judicial functions

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