Lord Protector

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Lord Protector (pl. Lords Protector) is a title used in British constitutional law for certain heads of state at different periods of history. It is also a particular title for the British Heads of State in respect to the established church. It is sometimes used to render in English other posts of temporary regent, acting for the absent monarchic head of state.


Feudal royal regent

The title of Lord Protector was originally used by royal princes or other nobles exercising an individual regency (i.e., not merely member of a collegial regency council) while the English monarch was still a minor or otherwise unable to rule.

Notable cases in England are:

Cases in Scotland:

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