The grand fundamental maxim upon which the jus coronae, or right of succession to the throne of these kingdoms, depends, I take to be this: ‘that the crown is, by common law and constitutional custom, hereditary, and this in a manner peculiar to itself: but that the right of inheritance may from time to time be changed or limited by act of parliament; under which limitations the crown still continues hereditary’. And this proposition it will be the business of this chapter to prove, in all it’s branches; first, that the crown is hereditary; secondly, that it is hereditary in a manner peculiar to itself; thirdly, that this inheritance is subject to limitation by parliament; lastly, that when it is so limited, it is hereditary in the new proprietor.
KeywordsCommon Stock Common Descent Original Contract Henry VIII Lineal Descendant
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