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The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605 - 1675 : Records of Social and Economic History (New Series) - Ruth Spalding

The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605 - 1675

Records of Social and Economic History (New Series)

Hardcover Published: 27th September 1990
ISBN: 9780197260807
Number Of Pages: 918

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The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke covers his whole life, from his birth in 1605, until shortly before his death in 1675. Whitelocke was a distinguished lawyer and Member of Parliament, a keen musician and scholar, a bon viveur, and a family man who had three wives and seventeen children. His Diary provides descriptions of life at school, university and the inns of court, details of marriages and marriage settlements, his property dealings, salaries and pensions, the management and improvement of his estates, and his relations with tenants, builders and servants.Whitelocke knew most of the leading characters of the period personally. He held high offices as Keeper of the Great Seal, temporary Speaker of the House of Commons, and Lord President of the Council, and reveals in his Diary short insights into public affairs, notably during the Civil Wars and Interregnum.The volume is complemented by the publication of Miss Spalding's Contemporaries of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675 (RSEH Vol XIV).

Industry Reviews

`His diary provides a major new source for the study of 17th-century politics and takes its place alongside the diaries of Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn and Ralph Josselin as a fascinating 'private history' and self-portrait.' Times Higher Education Supplement

Introductory Chapters i. The Diarist and his background ii. The Diary and Whitelocke's other writing iii. Editorial Method Diary i. 1605-1659 ii. 1659-1675 Glossary Select bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780197260807
ISBN-10: 0197260802
Series: Records of Social and Economic History (New Series)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 918
Published: 27th September 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.4  x 5.6
Weight (kg): 1.56