Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Bar Council - Integrity. Excellence. Justice. Printing.

The Bar Council (full name: the General Council of the Bar) is the is the Approved Regulator of the Bar of England and Wales. Its website has a page on its history which starts "Lawyers took over the Inner and Middle Temples from the Order of Knights Templar, a Common Bench having been established at Westminster in the late 13th and early 14th century". It also refers to "His Majesty King Edward I", presumably to distinguish him from the other Edward Is). It is an august and distinguished institution.

It will also do your photocopying and junk mail for you.

You didn't get that from the Knights Templar.


  1. One always refers to a Monarch as "His/Her Majesty", even after death.

    Churchill did it in reference to the Treaty of Windsor 1373, p.201 here: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=_jiJ_RNGhyYC

    "I have an announcement to make to the House arising out of the treaty signed between this country and Portugal in the year 1373 between His Majesty King Edward III and King Ferdinand and Queen Eleanor of Portugal."

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