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A TABLE of the Duration of the several Parliaments—continued.

Names of the Monarchs.

When met.

When dissolved.

Existed,
Y. M. D.

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23 November,
29 October,

4 February,
19 November,
24 October,

7 October,
19 March,

5 April,
30 January,
19 February,
17 May,

6 February,
17 March,
13 April,

3 November,
25 April,
8 May,
6 March,
17 October,
21 March,
12 March,
22 January,

Charles the First

1585
1586
1588
1592
1597
1601
1603
1614
1620
1623
1625
1626
1627
1640
1640
1660
1661
1679
1679
1681
1685
1688

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14 September,
23 March,
29 March,
10 April,

9 February,
29 December,
9 February,
7 June,
8 February,
24 March,
12 August,
15 June,
10 March,

3 May,
20 April,
29 December,
24 January,
12. July,
18 January,
28 March,
28 July,
26 February,

1586
1587
1588
1593
1598
1601
1611
1614
1621
1625
1625
1626
1628
1640
1653
1660
1678
1679
1681
1681
1687
1689

9 21
4 23
1 25

4 22
2 3 16

2 22
7 10 21

2 2
1 6 9
2 1 5

2 26

4 9
0 11 23
0 0 22
12 5 17
0 8 4

8 16

4 6
1 3 1

0 7

4 16 1

4

Charles the Second

16

James the Second

A Table of the Duration of the several Parliaments—continued.

Names of the Monarchs.

When met.

When dissolved.

Existed,
Y. M. D.

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20 March,
27 November,
24 August,
26 February,
30 December,
20 August,
14 June,

8 July,
25 November,
12 November,
17 March,
10 May,

2 November,
13 June,
27 June,
13 August,
31 May,
16 May,
10 May,
29 November,
31 October,
18 May,
25 November,

1689
1695
1698
1700
1701
1702
1705
1708
1710
1713
1715
1722
1727
1734
1741
1747
1754
1761
1768
1774
1780
1784
1790

George the Second

11 October,

7 July,
19 December,
11 November,
7 July,
5 April,
15 April,
21 September,

8 August,
15 January,
10 March,

5 August,
18 April,
28 April,
18 June,

8 April,
20 March,
12 March,
30 September,
1 September,
25 March,
10 June,
19 May,

1695
1698
1700
1701
1702
1705
1708
1710
1713
1715
1721
1727
1734
1741
1747
1754
1761
1768
1774
1780
1784
1790
1796

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6 6 22
2 7 10
2 3 26

8 5
0 6 2
2 7 16
2 10 1
2 2 13
2 8 14
1 2 3
5 11 21
5

2 26

4 21
6 10 15
5 11 24
6 7 26
6 9 20

9 21
4 20

9 3
3 4 25

0 23
5 24

George the Third

A TABLE of the Duration of the several Parliaments-continued.

Names of the Monarchs.

When met.

When dissolved.

Existed,
Y. M. D.

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27 September,
31 August,
15 December,
22 June
24 November,
14 January,
23 April,
14 November
26 October,
14 June,
29 January,
19 February,
15 November
19 August,
18 November,

4 November,
30 April,
31 May,

1 February,
10 December,

5 March, 29 April

1796
1802
1806
1807
1812
1819
1820
1826
1830
1831
1833
1835
1837
1841
1847
1852
1857
1859
1866
1868
1874
1880

29 June,
24 October,
27 April,

September,
10 June,
29 February,

2 June,
24 July,
22 April,

December,
29 December,
18 July,
23 June,
25 July,

1 July,
21 March,
23 April,

6 July,
11 November,
26 January,
24 March

1802
1806
1807
1812
1818
1820
1826
1830
1831
1832
1834
1837
1841
1847
1852
1857
1859
1865
1868
1874
1880

5 9
4 1 25
0 6 2
4 10 2
5 6 16
1 6 25
6 1 9
3 8 10
0 5 26
1 6 19
1 11 0
2

30
3 7 8
5 11 4
4 7 12
4 4 17
1 11 23
6 1 5
3 2 7

1 16
6 1 28

Victoria the First

From an attentive consideration of the above statement, which is drawn up with as much accuracy as possible, from the Rolls and Journals of both Houses of Parliament, the following facts may be deduced :

In the first place it appears that, since the year 1509 (when it is generally supposed that the duration of Parliaments was extended beyond one year), only four Parliaments have existed beyond seven years, and that only eleven more have ha a sexennial duration.

In the second place, it is sufficiently evident that, of the rest, only ten Parliaments have lasted above five years, only six Parliaments above four, and five above three years.

Thirdly, of the remaining number, only eleven existed above two years, and no less than thirty-seven for a shorter period.

Lastly, it is certain that, one Parliament with another, the duration of each, since the reign of Henry VI., does not exceed the space of two years and about nine months, even including the long Parliament in the reign of King Charles I., and the still longer one which his son retained in existence for the enormous period of nearly seventeen years.

PRESENT POPULATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM (1881). England

25,968,286 Scotland

3,734,441 Ireland

5,159,839

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OFFICERS OF STATE.

THE LORD STEWARD'S DEPARTMENT.

The estate of the Queen's household is entirely committed to the Lord Steward,

to be ruled and governed by his discretion ; and all his commands in court are to be obeyed; his authority reaches over all the officers and servants of the Queen's house, except those of the Queen's chamber, stable, and chapel. Under the Lord Steward, in the compting-house, are the treasurer of the household, comptroller, cofferer, master of the household, clerks of the green cloth, fc. It is called the compting-house, because all the accounts and expenses of the Queen's household are daily taken and kept in it.

Lord Steward.

1880, May 3, Earl Sydney.

Treasurer of the Household.

1880, May 3, Earl of Breadalbane.

Comptroller of the Household.

1880, May 3, Lord Kensington.

Master of the Household.

1866, March 6, Sir John-Clayton Cowell, K.C.B.

Secretury.

851, May 10, Edward-Mash Browell, esq.

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