Sentence Examples with the word ESTATES OF THE REALM

Finally she demanded, as she had demanded before, a trial either before the estates of the realm lawfully assembled or else before the queen in council.

His vision of the ideal state was that of a patriarchial monarchy, surrounded and advised by the traditional estates of the realm - nobles, peasants, burghers - and cemented by the bonds of evangelical religion; but in which there should be no question of the sovereign power being vested in any other hands than those of the king by divine right.