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The British Constitution

Anthony King


In the latter part of the 19th century, Walter Bagehot wrote a classic account of the British constitution as it had developed during Queen Victoria's reign. He argued that the late Victorian constitution was not at all what people thought it was. In this book, the author argues that the same is true at the beginning of this century. Most people are aware that a series of major constitutional changes has taken place, but few recognize that their cumulative effect has been to change entirely the nature of Britain's constitutional structure. The old constitution has gone. The author insists that ... More

Keywords: British Constitution, constitutional change, British politics, House of Lords, political system, constitutional structure, Scotland, England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199576982
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199576982.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Anthony King, author
University of Essex
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