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People and parliament : representative rights and the English revolution

Author: George Yerby; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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People and Parliament offers a fresh and rounded perspective on the English Revolution of the 1640s. The author draws on detailed sources to illustrate the socio-economic uses for which parliament came to be valued in the preceding decades. In particular, the growing estimation of the legislative service was changing perceptions of what constituted the most vital aspects of government, and this led to a political  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yerby, George.
People and parliament.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008
(OCoLC)155679157
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: George Yerby; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230589889 023058988X 9780230553224 0230553222 1281914843 9781281914842
OCLC Number: 314773561
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 319 pages)
Contents: Introduction: pasts and presents --
Legislative beginnings: 1603-1610 --
The constitutional dimension --
The foreign policy dimension --
Legislative ambitions frustrated: 1614-1640 --
The vacuum filled: the Triennial Act of 1641 --
Politics and religion: the balance of motivation --
Statute law and civil war: "a right that induced men to fight" --
The sovereignty of Parliament --
Epilogue: "A Parliamentary man."
Responsibility: George Yerby.

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This book offers a fresh and rounded perspective on the English Revolution of the 1640s. It uses detailed evidence to show how the economic requirement for parliament's services underpinned a demand  Read more...
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