The Keeping of the Public Peace

  title={The Keeping of the Public Peace},
  author={S. Hindle},
As the Star Chamber archive suggests, the relationship between social harmony and social conflict was particularly ambiguous in late Elizabethan and early Stuart England. This was a society whose obsession with order is axiomatic, yet one where tension, dispute and litigation were common enough. Fundamentally, the community politics of this society entailed the resolution of social conflict, the keeping of the public peace. Pacification appealed to an extensive value system of neighbourly… Expand
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