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PROGRESS OF THE CONSTITUTION SINCE THE REVOLUTION.
The Act of Settlement: The Cabinet System.
The Legal Code of the Constitution—Growth of the Unwritten or Custo.
mary Constitution-Text of the Act OF SETTLEMENT, with notes-
of the Privy Council, 1679- The
PROGRESS OF THE CONSTITUTION SINCE TIIE REVOLUTION-
Legal prerogatives of the Crown untoucher at the Revolution-but now
practically vested in its responsillo ministers-.Vote on Convocation --
Number of Peers— Rapid increase under the Stewart Kings-Addition or
16 representative peers of Scotland in 1706- Attempts to limit the
The Censorship-The Press under James I. and Charles I. — The first
lewspaper, the Ilickly Neris, in 1623-Continuance of the
Tage 97, last line, for "1104' rcaul'1198.'
FROJ TIIE TEUTONIC CONQUEST OF BRITAX TO THE
VORJAS CONQUEST OF ENGLAND.
The first step in a history of the Institutions of the Origin of the English people is to determine the elements of the English English. nationality. It is not unusual to speak of the English as a mixed race formed out of the fusion of the Britons, the Anglo-Saxons, the Danes, and the Normans; but this form of expression is apt to convey an erroneous idea of the facts. No modern European nation is, indeed, of pure unmingled race; yet in all some one element has maintained a clear and decided predominance. In the English people this predominant element is the German, or Teutonic. The Teutonic conquest of Britain was something more Teutonic than a mere conquest of the country: it was in all senses
of Britain, a national occupation, a sustained immigration of a new A. D. 450
600. race, whose numbers, during a hundred and fifty years, were continually being augmented by fresh arrivals from the Fatherland.
Before the end of the 6th century, the Teutonic invaders had established a dominion in Britain, extending from the German Ocean to the Severn and from the English Channel to the Firth of Forth. The Britons were soon driven into the western parts of the island, where they maintained