This is the first intensive study of the political development of a major English town during the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Perry Gauci examines the activities of the local oligarchy over a period which begins in upheaval, in the aftermath of civil war, and ends in the relative stability of early Georgian England. He brings a fresh perspective to such important episodes as the borough regulation of the 1680s, and the 'rage of party' after 1689, by broadening the sphere of 'politics' to encompass provincial experiences.
About the Author
Perry Gauci is a Researcher, History of Parliament, London.