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National and Domestic History of England, Magna Charta, writen by W.H.S. Aubrey in 1869.
Book 2, Chapter 3, 827 AD to 857 AD – The Witenagemot – Continued
The general councils were held, in fine weather, in the open air, or, if occasion required, in houses devoted to the purpose. The ecclesiastics and the magnates, for so we may call them, sat apart from the multitude, but even they had separate chambers, in which the clergy could deliberate upon matters purely ecclesiastical, the magnates upon matters purely civil, but when the object of their inquiry was of a mixed character, they were called together. Before these chambers the questions were brought which had been prepared at the preceding meeting, or arose from altered circumstances, the opinion of the members was taken upon them, and when agreed to they were Read More >>>
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