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Context of The Lord High Steward of England, or, An historical dissertation on the origin, antiquity, and functions of that officer : shewing the difference between him and the King's Chief Justiciar and the Steward of the King's Household, and explaining the offices of the two latter : with remarks on the antient and modern modes of trying peers and an epitome of some remarkable tryals in the reign of Richard II never before digested and published : to which is added a catalogue of the High Stewards of England from the Conquest to the present time, with the names, crimes, and sentences of the peers whom they tried : in this dissertation the account given by Lord Chief Justice Coke of the office of High Steward is stated and confuted
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