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The Admission of Lairds to the Scottish Parliament

Julian Goodare

in The English Historical Review

Volume 116, issue 469, pages 1103-1133
Published in print November 2001 | ISSN: 0013-8266
Published online November 2001 | e-ISSN: 1477-4534 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ehr/116.469.1103
The Admission of Lairds to the Scottish Parliament

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The Parliament should represent rhe haill body of the common-weal ... and it were ane gryt absurdiry that every mean craftsman within boroughs in a manner should have avice in Parliament, in sa far as be their votes their commissioners to rhe Parliament is chosen, and that in like manner the haill mean barons of the realm, commonly called Lairds, being in nummer, riches, wisdom, and all other guid qualities, ane of the chief pairts and members of the common-weal, under the earls and Lords, should be all utterly secludit fra all vote in Parliament, either be rhemselfs or their commissioners.

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