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The Monarchy and the Constitution

Vernon Bogdanor

Abstract

Seeks to answer the question `How does monarchy function in a modern democracy?’ Since the British Constitution is so heavily dependent upon history, the question can only be answered historically. The rules that regulate Britain's constitutional monarchy and the so‐called personal prerogatives are then discussed. Three twentieth‐century constitutional crises in which the authority of the sovereign was in question are then analysed. Finally, the book considers how the monarchy is financed, and the relationship between the monarchy and the Church of England and the monarchy and the Commonwealth ... More

Keywords: Church of England, Commonwealth, constitution, constitutional crises, constitutional history, constitutional monarchy, democracy, finance, monarchy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1997 Print ISBN-13: 9780198293347
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0198293348.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vernon Bogdanor, author
Brasenose College, Oxford
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