Reform in the Provinces: The Government of Stuart England

  title={Reform in the Provinces: The Government of Stuart England},
  author={A. Fletcher},
The foundation of the English state from the reigns of the Tudors to the age of Queen Victoria was a partnership between the crown and the country gentlemen who exercised administration and justice in the localities. This book is about a formative period in the making of that partnership. Anthony Fletcher suggests that the gentry's vigorous response to a gathering social crisis in the early decades of the seventeenth century enabled them to strengthen their nearly dominant hold upon local power… Expand
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