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Parliaments, Politics and Elections, 1604-1648 : Camden Fifth - Chris R. Kyle

Parliaments, Politics and Elections, 1604-1648

Camden Fifth

By: Chris R. Kyle (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 17th September 2001
ISBN: 9780521802147
Number Of Pages: 368

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This volume reproduces a wide range of parliamentary documents from the seventeenth century. It presents Parliament as an institutional event which generated great interest within both the gates of the Palace of Westminster and in the country at large. The volume includes the unpublished notes and diaries of the 1604-10 Parliament by Sir Edward Montagu, Sir Robert Cotton and Sir George Manners and Committee lists highlight the apathetic attitude of MPs and the chaotic nature of the nascent bureacracy. The translation of two letters from the Spanish Ambassador, Gondomar, to the Infanta details the personal nature of James I's kingship and reveals much about his attitude to Parliament and why the 1621 Parliament ended in acrimony. Finally, the inclusion of 117 letters sent to Hull by its MPs between 1644 and 1648 illustrate a fascinating interaction between centre and locality and highlights the localist nature of Hull politics.

Industry Reviews

"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

Debates in the House of Commons, 1604-1607
War or Peace?
Jacobean politics and the Parliament of 1621
'It will be a scandal to show what we have done with such a number:' House of commons Committee Attendance Lists, 1606-1628
Tactical Organisation in a contested election: Sir Edward Dering and the spring election at Kent, 1640
'Particular businesses' in the Long Parliament
The Hull Letters, 1643-1648
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ISBN: 9780521802147
ISBN-10: 0521802148
Series: Camden Fifth
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 17th September 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.61