Parliaments, Politics and Elections, 1604-1648

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This volume presents seventeenth-century Parliament as an institutiona l event that generated great interest both within the gates of the Pal ace of Westminster and the country at large. The volume includes unpub lished notes and diaries of the 1604-10 Parliament by Sir Edward Monta gu, Sir Robert Cotton and Sir George Manners; committee lists that hig hlight the apathetic attitude of MPs and the chaotic nature of the nas cent bureaucracy; and the translation of two letters from the Spanish Ambassador, Gondomar, to the Infanta that detail the personal nature o f James I's kingship.

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"This is an excellent and interesting assemblage of parliamentary sources, with the texts edited, annotated, and presented to the very high standard one associates with this series." Albion

"First-rate researchers, most having some experience with the History of Parliament Trust, have expertly edited and introduced five sources that bear on early Stuart parliamentary history." H-ALBION

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521802147
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2001
  • Series: Camden Fifth Series , #17
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction Chris R. Kyle; 1. Debates in the House of Commons, 1604–1607 Simon Healy; 2. War or Peace? Jacobean politics and the Parliament of 1621 Brennan Pursell; 3. 'It will be a scandal to show what we have done with such a number:' House of commons Committee Attendance Lists, 1606–1628 Chris R. Kyle; 4. Tactical Organisation in a contested election: Sir Edward Dering and the spring election at Kent, 1640 Jason Peacey; 5. 'Particular businesses' in the Long Parliament: The Hull Letters, 1643–1648 David Scott; Index.

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