Casus Principis; Or, an Essay Towards a History of the Principality of Scotland with Some Account of the Appanage and Honours Annexed to the Second Pr
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1791. Excerpt: ... SECT. XIII. The Style and Titles of the Prince, with some Notice of the Honours and Estate annexed to the King's second Son. Th E titles of honour, annexed to the person and estate of the Prince of Scotland, are coeval, as vested in him, with the erection of the Principality itself. But, many of them were existing titles of nobility long before they pertained to the Prince, and came to him along with the lands, which had been erected into those honours, and which.had, formerly, given dignity and distinction to other proprietors. The original and fundamental honour and style of the King's son is, that of the Prince, by way of eminence. And, as this always was, and still is, his first and highest dignity; so, has it been the ordinary title by which the people of Scotland, and the generality of writers, lawyers as well as historians, have been in use to denominate and distinguish him. Nor, did the subsequent addition of several other titles of honour to the Prince make any alteration, in the established mode, in this respect; because these titles, which were no other than the honours annexed to several parcels of land, which came afterwards to constitute part of the Principality, were esteemed to be of inferior dignity to the primary simple appellation of the Prince. On the accession of the House of Stewart to the crown, Robert II. added to the former honours of the Prince, that of Stewart of Scotland; both, because he wished the ancient title of his illustrious and opulent House not to be sunk and forgotten, and, because the Stewartry, or paternal estate of the family, constituted a principal part of the Principality, or S appanage of the Prince. This new honour was bestowed upon the Prince, in the first parliament held by his father, at the same time that ...
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