Books of Orders: the Making of English Social Policy, 1577–1631

@article{Slack1980BooksOO,
  title={Books of Orders: the Making of English Social Policy, 1577–1631},
  author={P. Slack},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Historical Society},
  year={1980},
  volume={30},
  pages={1-22}
}
  • P. Slack
  • Published 1980
  • Political Science
  • Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
The importance of the Caroline Book of Orders has not gone unrecognized by historians of early Stuart England. Admirers of the personal rule of Charles I saw in it a cornerstone of that regime's paternalism. Historians of county government, while noting doubts about its centralizing tendencies, have shown it pushing local magistrates towards more efficient methods of poor relief and social welfare. Students of popular attitudes and the moral assumptions of the crowd find the Book of Orders… Expand
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