Over and above the authority delegated to the ordinary councils or courts, a reserve of judicial power was believed to reside in the king, which was invoked as of grace by the suitors who could not obtain relief from any inferior tribunal.
From this time suitors in this court were not put to the expense and inconvenience of following the king from place to place.
But suitors have been prohibited from appealing to the pope (see per Willes, J., in Mayor of London v.
One of the suitors of Helen, he accompanied his father to the Trojan War.
In 1608 she appeared at court, where her beauty soon attracted admiration and became the theme of the poets, her suitors including the dauphin, Maurice, prince of Orange, Gustavus Adolphus, Philip III.
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