Lords Temporal

secular members of the House of Lords

The Lords Temporal are secular members of the House of Lords, the upper house of the British Parliament. The term is used to create a difference between these members — who are either life peers or hereditary peers. The House of Lords ended for good, but ninety-two peers during the 1999 reform of the House of Lords.[1][2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blackstone, William (January 1, 1836). Commentaries on the Laws of England. London: Clarendon Press at Oxford. p. 156. ISBN 978-1241049874.
  2. Cobbett, William (1803). Cobbett's Parliamentary history of England. From the Norman conquest, in 1066. To the year, 1803. London: T.C. Hansard. p. 135.