House of Lords
Background Information
Name (Japanese) 貴族院

Name (Romaji) Kizokuin

Active 14th century a.d. - present

Status Active

Allegiance British Monarch
British Monarch's Heirs and Successors

Type Upper House of the Parliament of the United Kingdom

Role Legislative

Headquarters Palace of Westminster, Westminster,
United Kingdom

House of Lords (貴族院 Kizokuin?) is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom whose role is to perform legislative and judicial functions in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is non-elective and is composed of the Lords Temporal, the leading nobles of hereditary peerage in the United Kingdom, and the Lords Spiritual, the leading clergy in the United Kingdom.


The House of Lords' role of legislative spans such as the creation, except for money bills, and debate of laws, the amendment, except for supply bills and the bills with financial implications, and rejection, except for the bills related with supply and revenue and the bills passed by the House of Commons, of bills and the checking and challenging of the work of the Parliament of the United Kingdom and of judicial by serving as the court of last resort for the laws of the United Kingdom and as the highest court of appeal for the most domestic matters of the United Kingdom through the Lords of Appeal in Ordinary.


In the 14th century, England's Parliament separated into two distinct houses; the House of Lords and the House of Commons. In the 19th century, the House of Lords greatly enlarged, but its power began to decrease.

Known MembersEdit

Name Position
Walter Kingsfort