Writ of summons
- Writs were issued by the king to summon tenants-in-chief and others of the baronage to attend parliament on a specified day. Some received regular summonses to each parliament; others received only one. In time the summonses were issued to some of barons for every session of parliament and this would become a right inherited by the son. From this a set body within the baronage was distinguished from the rest. It was this which created the Lords and the House of Lords.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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