Lord Chancellor

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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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His oral abilities is perhaps the best captured by Thomas More, one-time Lord Chancellor of England: "Lock Cromwell in a deep dungeon in the morning, and when you come back that night he'll be sitting on a plush cushion eating larks' tongues, and all the gaolers will owe him money."
He's played Prince Charles, one of Jane Austen's suitors (Becoming Jane) and the Lord Chancellor of England (Elizabeth: The Golden Age).
In Part two--"The Battle for the Soul of England," Monti lets us see the Protestant Revolt from its beginning with the eyes of the gifted, balanced, humanist scholar, the Catholic apologist, the member of Parliament, statesman, and Lord Chancellor of England who wrote from "the reasoned ardor of his Catholic convictions."
He famously eloped in 1772 with Bessie Surtees, the daughter of an eminent banker, which set him on the road to becoming the Lord Chancellor of England. Bessie Surtees house, from which she jumped into his arms, is now a listed building run by English Heritage just off the Quayside by the Tyne Bridge.