Originally published in 1910, this book traces the political role of the House of Lords during the first half of the seventeenth century, from its early years of defending the constitution against the crown, and the subsequent conflict with the Lower House during the Civil War, to its abolition in 1649 and restoration eleven years later.
Table of Contents
1. The Peerage Under James I and Charles I 2. The Opposition Amongst the Peerage 3. The Beginning of the Long Parliament 4. The Civil War 5. The Attack on the Lords 6. The Last Days of the House of Lords 7. The Peerage Under the Republic 8. Some Constitutional Experiments 9. The Restoration of the House of Lords
C. H. Firth