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Church Courts, Sex, and Marriage in England, 1570-1640.
List of tables List of maps Preface Conventions and abbreviations Introduction Part I. The Legal and Social Background: 1. The structure of ecclesiastical justice 2. Economic and social structures 3.Expand
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From Reformation to Toleration: Popular Religious Cultures in England, 1540–1690
Popular religion, like other aspects of popular culture, is undoubtedly an elusive quarry. Plainly the focus of inquiry is the experiences of people below the ranks of the aristocracy and gentry andExpand
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Crime, Justice and Discretion
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Reformation of Manners in Early Modern England
On 10 March 1612 the Westminster Court of Burgesses assembled in the ‘town court house’ for its regular weekly session. The judges were the Dean of Westminster, the Deputy Chief Steward, the twelveExpand
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Shame and Pain: Themes and Variations in Tudor Punishments
One of Sir John Harington’s epigrams tells the story of a man brought into the Star Chamber, who ‘for the greater terrour’ was sentenced to be branded on the face and to have his nose slit. His wifeExpand
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Family and Household
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