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Connecting centre and locality

Political communication in early modern England

Edited by Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey

Connecting centre and locality

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4715-8
  • Pages: 256
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £85.00
  • Published Date: March 2020
  • BIC Category: Early Modern History, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Social & cultural history, European history, 17th century, c 1600 to c 1699, HISTORY / Social History, HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain / Stuart Era (1603-1714), Local History, England, Humanities / Social & cultural history, Humanities / British & Irish history, Humanities / Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
  • Series: Politics, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain

Description

This collection explores the dynamics of local/national political culture in seventeenth-century Britain, with particular reference to political communication. It examines the degree to which connections were forged between politics in London, Whitehall and Westminster, politics in the localities and the patterns and processes that can be recovered. The goal is to create a dialogue between two prominent strands in recent historiography and between the work of social and political historians of the early modern period. Chapters by leading historians of Stuart England examine how the state worked to communicate with its people and how local communities, often far from the metropole, opened their own lines of communication with the centre.

Contents

1 Introduction - Chris R. Kyle and Jason Peacey
2 'A dog, a butcher, and a puritan': the politics of lent in early modern England - Chris R. Kyle
3 The Lord Admiral, the Parliament-men and the Narrow Seas, 1625-7 - Thomas Cogswell
4 Space, place and Laudianism in early Stuart Ipswich - Noah Millstone
5 'Written according to my usual way': political communication and the rise of the agent in seventeenth-century England - Jason Peacey
6 Diligent enquiries and perfect accounts: central initiatives and local agency in the English civil war - Ann Hughes
7 Provincial 'Levellers' and the coming of the regicide in the Southwest - David R. Como
8 Sovereignty by the book: corporations, plantations and literate order - Dan Beaver
9 Local expertise in hostile territory: state building in the peripheries - Jennifer Wells
10 News and the personal letter, or the news education of Theophilus Hastings, 7th Earl of Huntingdon, 1660-71 - Lindsay O'Neill
11 The news out of Newgate after the 1715 Jacobite rebellion - Rachel Weil
Index

Editors

Chris R. Kyle is Associate Professor of History at Syracuse University
Jason Peacey is Professor of Early Modern British History at University College London

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