privy seal


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privy seal

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capitals) (in Britain) a seal affixed to certain documents issued by royal authority: of less rank and importance than the great seal
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Baroness Stowell of Beeston was Leader of the House of Lords and the Lord Privy Seal until July 2016.
Darkest Hour doesn't really delve into all this, offering trailer-ready quips (Winston in the loo, fielding a call from the Lord Privy Seal: "Tell the Lord Privy Seal that I am sealed in the privy
The report reveals that most of the alleged victims were boys aged 11 to 15 and that the allegations date from 1961 - when Sir Edward was Lord Privy Seal in the Macmillan government - to 1992, by which time he was in his 70s.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, 75; Frank Field, MP, 74; Ruben Blades, actor, 68; Lorraine Chase, actress, 65; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 64; Michael Flatley, dancer, 58; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 52; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 50.
Koichi Kido (Masato Ibu), Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, tells Fellers how Hirohito broke precedent and asserted his authority to recommend pursuing the Allied peace proposals.
Get a load of this old twaddle from Lord Privy Seal Tina Stowell confirming John Bercow as Commons Speaker.
Also highlighted iis the power-playing role of Bishop Richard Fox, one of the Prince Bishops and Henry VII's Lord Privy Seal.
Chapter 6 discusses further scribes including Richard Frampton and Thomas Hoccleve, clerk of the Privy Seal, who may have been employed at the Guildhall at some time in their careers.
Just as problematic has been the issue of the inconsistencies of a Puritan woman, who wrote the life of her husband, a man arrested for the regicide of Charles I, yet who translated a notoriously atheistic text, which is dedicated to the "Lord Keeper of His Majesty's Privy Seal & One of His Majesty's Most Honorable Privy Council.
BIRTHDAYS: Sir George Young, Leader of the House of Commons and Lord Privy Seal, 72; Lorraine Chase, actress, 62; Stewart Copeland, rock musician (The Police), 61; Michael Flatley (pictured), dancer, 55; Miguel Indurain, former cyclist, 49; Johnny Vaughan, TV and radio presenter, 47.
The secret services uncovered the antics of Earl Jellicoe, the Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Lambton, a defence under-secretary.
It was named after Sir John Anderson, then Lord Privy Seal with special responsibility for preparing air raid precautions immediately prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, and it was he who initiated the development of the shelter.