The Transactions of the Royal Historical Society publish an annual collection of major articles representing some of the best historical research by some of the world's most distinguished historians. This volume includes the following articles: 'Presidential Address: French Crossings I: Tales of Two Cities' by Colin Jones, 'Living Like the Laity? The Negotiation of Religious Status in the Cities of Late Medieval Italy' by Frances Andrews, 'Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate' by Blair Worden, 'Refashioning Puritan New England: The Church of England in British North America, c.1680–c.1770' by Jeremy Gregory, 'Irish Social Thought and the Relief of Poverty, 1847–1880' by Peter Gray, ''Facts Notorious to the Whole Country': The Political Battle over Irish Poor Law Reform in the 1860s' by Virginia Crossman, 'The Age of Prothero: British Historiography in the Long Fin de Siecle, 1870–1920' (The Prothero Lecture) by Michael Bentley.
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Table of Contents
Editorial note; 1. Presidential address: French crossings I: tales of two cities Colin Jones; 2. Living like the laity? The negotiation of religious status in the cities of late medieval Italy Frances Andrews; 3. Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate Blair Worden; 4. Refashioning Puritan New England: the Church of England in British North America, c.1680–c.1770 Jeremy Gregory; 5. The institutionalisation of art in early Victorian England (The Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture) Charles Saumarez Smith; 6. The Poor Inquiry and Irish society - a consensus theory of truth Niall O Ciosain; 7. Irish social thought and the relief of poverty, 1847–80 Peter Gray; 8. 'Facts notorious to the whole country': the political battle over Irish poor law reform in the 1860s Virginia Crossman; 9. The age of Prothero: British historiography in the long fin de siecle, 1870–1920 (The Prothero Lecture) Michael Bentley; Report of Council for 2009–2010.