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THE HOUSE OF LORDS

Two points may be specially noticed about the early house of lords.
In the first place, it was a small body, very small in comparison with the present house of lords, small in comparison with the contemporary house of commons. Before the Tudors the number of temporal peers never exceeded fifty-five, rarely reached that number, and once fell as low as twenty-three. During the Tudor reigns the number of temporal peers seems to have fluctuated round fifty. The number was increased under the Stuarts, but it was not until the eighteenth century that the lavish creation of peers began. Of the existing peerages only a very small proportion are really ancient.
In the second place, the proportion of hereditary members of the house was formerly much smaller than it is at present. Before the Reformation the spiritual peers, whose rights were not hereditary, could usually command a majority.
The union with Scotland in 1707, and the union with Ireland in 1801, gave rise to another classification of peerages. There are peerages of England created before 1707, peerages of Great Britain created between 1707 and 1801, and peerages of the United Kingdom created since 1801. All these confer on their holders an hereditary right to sit in the house of lords. But, besides these, there are peerages of Scotland and peerages of Ireland, and the holders of these peerages

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