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Estates General

estates general

General Council of Estates



General Council of Estates

General Council of Estates

The end of the First Estate: the bishops and the Estates-General, May-July 1789

Defining the Fundamental Laws of France: The Proposed First Article of the Third Estate at the French Estates General of 1614

Bishops versus curés: clerical elections to the Estates-General, spring 1789

Review: Provincal Power and Absolute Monarchy: The Estates-General of Burgundy, 1661–1790

MAXWELL, James Robert (1902 - 1970), owner of Lapuet Estate, Kitale; engaged in general mixed farming

DYER, Leonard Schroeder Swinnerton (1898 - 1975), Engineer; Chairman: Dyer Securities Ltd; Linford Estates Ltd; Milestone & Staniforth Ltd; Equipment Credit Ltd; Oxford & Cowley Ironworks Ltd; Estates & General Investments Ltd

SERIÈS, (Joseph Michel) Emile (1918 - 2006), Chairman, Flacq United Estates Ltd and WEAL Group (West East Ltd), 1968–99 (General Manager, 1968–96)

COLMAN, (George) Stanley (died 1966), General Manager and Australian Director, Australian Estates Co. Ltd, Melbourne; Chairman, Amalgamated Sugar Mills Ltd, Queensland

MAJOR, John (born 1945), consultant surveyor, 2002–07; General Manager, Borde Hill Estate, 2001–06

Allen, Alfred Walter Henry (1914 - 1985), General Secretary, Union of Shop Distributive & Allied Workers, 1962–79; a Crown Estate Commissioner, 1965–84

Mulholland, Charles Edward Henry John (1933 - 1993), Chairman: Dunleath Estates Ltd; Ulster & General Holdings Ltd; Vice Lord-Lieutenant of County Down, since 1990


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Usually a gathering of representatives of the three estates of a realm: the Church; the nobility; and the commons (representatives of the corporations of towns). They met to advise a sovereign on matters of policy. The name was applied to the representative body of the United Provinces of the Netherlands in their struggle for independence from Spain in the 16th century.

In France, it began as an occasional advisory body, usually summoned to register specific support for controversial royal policy. It was developed by Philip IV who held a meeting in 1302 to enlist support during a quarrel with the pope, but throughout the 14th century it was rarely convoked and the first proper States-General in France was in 1484 in the reign of Louis XI.

Subjects: World History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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