The bishops in the House of Lords.
- The Lords Spiritual are the archbishops and bishops of the Church of England who sit in Parliament as representatives of the established Church of England.
- Until the Reformation in the 16th century, the Lords Spiritual made up the majority of members of the House of Lords.
- There are 26 Lords Spiritual: the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, the Bishops of Durham, London and Winchester and 21 other Bishops by seniority.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: Lords spir¦it|ual
Definition of Lords spiritual in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.