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  • George William Lyttelton, 4th Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley (c.1817 - 1876)
    George William Lyttelton, 4th Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley was born on 31 March 1817 at London, England.1 He was the son of William Henry Lyttelton, 3rd Lord Lyttelton, Baron of Frankley and Lady ...
  • Sir Thomas Metcalfe, of Bainesbridge (1427 - 1504)
    Thomas Metcalfe (courtier) Thomas Metcalfe was the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster between 7 July 1483 - 13 September 1486. He was a Privy Councillor in 1460. He was a trusted member of King R...
  • Sir Robert Spottiswoode (1596 - 1646)
    Sir Robert Spottiswoode , 2d son of the archbishop, born 1596, was a man of extraordinary parts, learning and merit. The history of his life is subjoined to his Practicks of the Law of Scotland : As ...
  • Sir John Laird Mair Lawrence, GCB GCSI PC Bt (1811 - 1879)
    John Laird Mair Lawrence, 1st Baron Lawrence, GCB, GCSI, PC (4 March 1811 – 27 June 1879), known as Sir John Lawrence, Bt., between 1858 and 1869, was an Englishman who became a prominent British Imp...
  • Henri Elzéar Taschereau (1836 - 1911)

Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council, usually known simply as the Privy Council, is a formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the United Kingdom. Its membership mainly comprises senior politicians, who are present or former members of the House of Commons or the House of Lords.

The Privy Council formally advises the sovereign on the exercise of the Royal Prerogative, and corporately (as Queen-in-Council) it issues executive instruments known as Orders in Council, which among other powers enact Acts of Parliament. The Council also holds the delegated authority to issue Orders of Council, mostly used to regulate certain public institutions. The Council advises the sovereign on the issuing of Royal Charters, which are used to grant special status to incorporated bodies, and city or borough status to local authorities. Otherwise, the Privy Council's powers have now been largely replaced by the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.