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Lord Chancellor

head of the English judicial system and an important member of the government, remarkably contrary to any notion of separation of powers. He sits on the woolsack when in the House of Lords. He has a very heavy administrative responsibility for the whole justice system in England. The Lord Chancellor at the time of writing also holds the office of Minister for Constitutional Affairs, suggesting that in due course the administration of justice functions of the Lord Chancellor may fall within a kind of ‘Ministry of Justice’.
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He owns one of the grandest houses in London, the 15th-century Crosby Hall in fashionable Chelsea, once the home of Sir Thomas More, a former Chancellor of England who was beheaded by Henry VIII.
Being a fan of Gilbert and Sullivan, he saw a man playing the Lord Chancellor of England wearing an identical outfit - and thought it would look rather snazzy.
Chancellor of England from 1155 to 1162 and archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 to 1170 during the reign of King Henry II.
Named after Baron Stowell (aka John Scott and Lord Eldon, 1745-1836) who was husband of Bessie Surtees, and who became Lord Chancellor of England.
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The ancient office of Lord High Chancellor of England - later Great Britain - and Keeper of the Great Seal overflowed with tradition and pomp.
Perhaps it's an accident, but Corbett's master, the Chancellor of England, doubts it and sends his clerk to investigate.
The Pope's choice: Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, martyr for the unity of the Church, and for the integrity of the individual conscience.
A plaque on the wall points out the window from which Bessie "descended and eloped with John Scott, later created 1st Earl of Eldon and Lord Chancellor of England".

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