In 1397 John of Gaunt created a notable precedent in support of the steward's claim to be supreme judge in parliament by presiding at the trial of the earl of Arundel and others.
Notwithstanding the irregular origin of the steward's court, for which Henry VII.
The steward's court also differed in certain other particulars from the high court of parliament.
Lord Delamere was tried in 1685 in the steward's court; since then all trials of peers have taken place before the lords in parliament.
The steward's ancient and particular services at coronations are practically obsolete; the full ceremonies, procession from Westminster Hall and banquet in which he figured prominently, were abandoned on the accession of William IV.
See also the various works on Coronations for the steward's services on these occasions.
The invasion of Ireland by Edward Bruce failed (1315-1318), and Edward fell in battle: after which (1318) parliament settled the crown in the Steward's line, failing male descendants of Robert Bruce.
Settlement of the crown in his female line, than the undisputed acceptance of the Steward's children as heirs to the throne.
Everyone born of villein stock belonged to his master and was bound to undertake any service which might be imposed on him by the master's or the steward's command.
Mitenka's wife and sisters-in-law thrust their heads and frightened faces out of the door of a room where a bright samovar was boiling and where the steward's high bedstead stood with its patchwork quilt.
The burning of Moscow had cost him, according to the head steward's calculation, about two million rubles.
And Pierre decided that the steward's proposals which had so pleased him were wrong and that he must go to Petersburg and settle his wife's affairs and must rebuild in Moscow.