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By Paul D. Halliday

ISBN-10: 0511549385

ISBN-13: 9780511549380

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ISBN-13: 9780521526043

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It is a significant survey of the way cities have been ruled in overdue Stuart and early Hanoverian England. England's civil wars within the 1640s broke aside a society that were used to political consensus. although all sought cohesion after the wars ended, a brand new type of politics developed--one in line with partisan department, coming up first in city groups, now not at Parliament. This publication explains how battle unleashed a protracted cycle of purge and counter-purge and the way society stumbled on the capability to soak up divisive politics peacefully. felony adjustments are explored almost about the rarely-studied court docket documents of King's Bench, to which neighborhood opponents became for assist in resolving their alterations.

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The most important link in that chain was the charter, the King's license for corporate existence and the constitutional foundation of all the corporation's actions in his name. Violating the terms of that charter - dividing the "one body corporate" - would break the chain and destroy the corporation by uncoupling it legally, politically, and morally from its creator.

63 W. A. "64 But this view depends on studying Parliament and elections to it rather than a fuller analysis of politics in countless local jurisdictions. Even at Parliament, recent work suggests that the "political stability" ostensibly attendant on "single-party government" after 1715 was more fractious and contentious than previously thought. Linda Colley's tribute to tory defiance demonstrates their survival as a vital force in Parliament, at court, and in the provinces. Kathleen Wilson's look at the "sense of the people" beyond Westminster finds the same vitality and conflict in the political nation and well beyond it.

Some preachers touched upon Gospel themes of forgiveness, and, like Burnet, hoped that all might be comprehended in a single community of believers. John Griffith reminded his listeners at Reading of the Thessalonians, who "were a people too prone to be turbulent, and . . "38 Of course this really just avoided the main issue: if one prayed for peace, how would peace be achieved? By turning the other cheek, or by destroying the damned? 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Thomas Long, The Original of War: Or, The Causes of Rebellion (London, 1684), p.

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