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The Eighteenth-Century Constitution 1688-1815 : Documents and Commentary - E. Neville Williams

The Eighteenth-Century Constitution 1688-1815

Documents and Commentary

Paperback Published: 3rd March 1960
ISBN: 9780521091237
Number Of Pages: 488

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This selection of documents attempts to give an idea of eighteenth-century institutions as they are seen by historians. Much of the British constitution notoriously exists only in the minds of men, and it is hoped that this volume will enable some glimpses of it to be seen in the language of men used from William III to William Pitt. There are sections on the Revolution of 1688, the central government, parliament, local government, the church, and the liberties of the subject. The documents are drawn from a wider range of published and unpublished sources than usual. They include: diaries; letters; cabinet minutes; pamphlets; sermons; newspapers; parish; borough; and county records; parliamentary debates; state trials; and statutes. The whole collection reflects advances in our understanding of the eighteenth-century constitution, and presents a modern survey in the words of men of the time.

A note on dates
The Revolution
The Central Government
Local Government
The Church
Liberties of the subject
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ISBN: 9780521091237
ISBN-10: 0521091233
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 3rd March 1960
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.77
Weight (kg): 0.71