Lord Privy Seal

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The Lord Privy Seal (or, more formally, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal) is the fifth of the Great Officers of State in the United Kingdom, ranking beneath the Lord President of the Council and above the Lord Great Chamberlain.wikipedia
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Lord President of the Council

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The Lord Privy Seal (or, more formally, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal) is the fifth of the Great Officers of State in the United Kingdom, ranking beneath the Lord President of the Council and above the Lord Great Chamberlain.
The Lord President of the Council is the fourth of the Great Officers of State of the United Kingdom, ranking below the Lord High Treasurer but above the Lord Privy Seal.

Lord Great Chamberlain

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The Lord Privy Seal (or, more formally, the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal) is the fifth of the Great Officers of State in the United Kingdom, ranking beneath the Lord President of the Council and above the Lord Great Chamberlain.
The Lord Great Chamberlain of the United Kingdom is the sixth of the Great Officers of State (not to be confused with the Great Offices of State), ranking beneath the Lord Privy Seal and above the Lord High Constable.

Leader of the House of Lords

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Since the premiership of Clement Attlee, the position of Lord Privy Seal has frequently been combined with that of Leader of the House of Lords or Leader of the House of Commons.
The role is always held in combination with a formal Cabinet position, usually one of the sinecure offices of Lord President of the Council, Lord Privy Seal or Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

Leader of the House of Commons

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Since the premiership of Clement Attlee, the position of Lord Privy Seal has frequently been combined with that of Leader of the House of Lords or Leader of the House of Commons.
Until 1942, the position was usually held by the Prime Minister if he sat in the House of Commons; in more recent years, the post has been usually held jointly with that of Lord President of the Council or Lord Privy Seal.

Cabinet of the United Kingdom

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Today, the holder of the office is invariably given a seat in the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
Some cabinet ministers can be ministers without portfolio, either directly as such or (more commonly) by holding sinecure posts such as Lord Privy Seal, or otherwise empty titles such as First Secretary of State.

Clement Attlee

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Since the premiership of Clement Attlee, the position of Lord Privy Seal has frequently been combined with that of Leader of the House of Lords or Leader of the House of Commons.
Attlee took Labour into the wartime coalition government in 1940 and served under Winston Churchill, initially as Lord Privy Seal and then as Deputy Prime Minister from 1942.

Robert Baldock

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Robert Baldock (or de Baldock; died 28 May 1327) was the Lord Privy Seal and Lord Chancellor of England, during the reign of King Edward II of England.

Sinecure

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The office is currently one of the traditional sinecure offices of state.
Similar examples are the Lord Privy Seal and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in the British cabinet.

Roger Northburgh

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He was not given the formal title of Keeper of the Privy Seal until 1315, apparently the first so-called, although the function had existed for some time.

Thomas Charlton (bishop)

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Thomas Charlton (died 11 January 1344) was Bishop of Hereford, Lord High Treasurer of England, Lord Privy Seal, and Lord Chancellor of Ireland.

Privy seal

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Originally, its holder was responsible for the monarch's personal (privy) seal (as opposed to the Great Seal of the Realm, which is in the care of the Lord Chancellor) until the use of such a seal became obsolete.
The present-day title of this office, Lord Privy Seal, is first recorded in 1539.

John Waltham

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He held a number of ecclesiastical and civic positions during the reigns of King Edward III and Richard II, eventually rising to become Lord High Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal of England and Bishop of Salisbury.

Wardrobe (government)

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During the reign of Edward I, prior to 1307, the Privy Seal was kept by the Controller of the Wardrobe.
For example, 1307 saw a separate Keeper of the Privy Seal appointed; over the next few decades the Privy Seal developed into a minor office of state, operating alongside the Office of Chancery, outside both Wardrobe and Household.

Henry Ware (bishop of Chichester)

Henry Ware
Henry Ware (died 1420) was a medieval clergyman who became a diplomat and Lord Privy Seal for King Henry V of England from 1416 to 1418.

William Melton

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He was Lord Privy Seal from 1307 to about 1312, having been Dean of St. Martin's-le-Grand at that time also.

Nicholas Carew (Lord Privy Seal)

Nicholas Carew
Nicholas Carew (died 1390), of Beddington in Surrey, was an English lawyer, landowner, courtier, administrator and politician who served as Keeper of the Privy Seal during the reign of King Edward III.

John of Thoresby

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In 1345 he was given custody of the privy seal, becoming Lord Privy Seal, and held that office until 1347.

John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford

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He served variously as Lord High Admiral and Lord Privy Seal.

Richard Foxe

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undefined 1448 – 5 October 1528) was an English churchman, successively Bishop of Exeter, Bath and Wells, Durham, and Winchester, Lord Privy Seal, and founder of Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Thomas Langley

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In turn Keeper of the King's signet and Keeper of the Privy Seal before becoming de facto England's first Foreign Secretary.

William Ayermin

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Around about 26 May 1324 Ayermin resigned the mastership of the rolls to his brother Richard, and became keeper of the king's privy seal.

Richard de Bury

Richard BuryRichard AungervilleRichard of Bury
He was cofferer to the king (1327–28), treasurer of the wardrobe (1328–29) and afterwards Lord Privy Seal in 1329.

Thomas Hatfield

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Hatfield was Receiver of the Chamber when he was selected to be Lord Privy Seal in late 1344.

Robert Wyvil

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Wyvil was keeper of the Privy Seal of Edward, duke of Aquitaine in 1326 when he was named on 26 October Lord Privy Seal, which office he held until the early part of 1327.