The Earl of Northampton, Merchant Grievances and the Addled Parliament of 1614

  title={The Earl of Northampton, Merchant Grievances and the Addled Parliament of 1614},
  author={Linda Levy Peck},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={533 - 552}
  • L. L. Peck
  • Published 1 September 1981
  • History, Economics
  • The Historical Journal
S. R. Gardiner, the doyen of English historians, wrote of the earl of Northampton's oration, delivered at a conference between the two houses of parliament in 1607, that it was ‘a speech which hardly any other man in England would have allowed himself to utter. In him was combined the superciliousness of a courtier with the haughtiness of a member of the old nobility. He treated the Commons as if they were the dust beneath his feet.’1 Furthermore, Northampton was accused by some contemporaries… 
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