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Powell, a member of Anthony Eden’s government in the 1950s, wrote this extended and detailed survey, he says, because no history of the upper house (as distinct from a history of Parliament) had ever been published. (Wallis is the scholar who took all of Powell’s research and whipped it into publishable shape.) The House of Lords exists because the successful exercise of authority requires seeking the counsel of "the most eminent or influential or representative of the governed," and there’s a ...more
This British politician's full name was John Enoch Powell but he is always known and wrote as Enoch Powell.More about Enoch Powell...