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Gentry Leaders In Peace And War - The Gentry Governors Of Devon In The Early Seventeenth [ 17th ] Century

Wolffe, Mary

Verlag: University of Exeter Press, 1997
ISBN 10: 0859895130 / ISBN 13: 9780859895132
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Titel: Gentry Leaders In Peace And War - The Gentry...

Verlag: University of Exeter Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1997

Einband: Hardcover

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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Imitation cloth, dj, F/F. xiv+306pp, 6 b/w maps, 10 b/w illustrations, index, a fine copy ion a fine dustjacket. A history of the government of Devon in the early 17th century through a series of biographical studies. With each biography covering the wholelife of the subject, both peace time & the English Civilwar in the country are covered. 725 grams. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 45239

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Inhaltsangabe: The great strength of the government of Devon in the early seventeenth century lay in the quality of its leaders. They ruled together in harmony, free from rivalries for supremacy, free from the influence of any powerful resident nobles and saved from religious conflicts by the pacific Bishop Hall. Confident of their ability to rule the county and prepared to introduce innovative methods, even in the judicial sphere, they achieved a high level of competent administration. They gave the King loyal service but were also prepared to be outspoken over the difficulties his policies caused them. This book emphasizes this strength by describing much of the administration through a series of biographical studies, each biography covering the whole life of the subject and so relating service in peacetime to actions during the civil war. In this way the book describes the government of Devon in the early seventeenth century through the eyes of its administrators and helps us to understand the whole class of gentry leaders.

Rezension: "Dr Wolffe offers a well-researched and positive contribution to appreciation of the local dimension of early Stuart government. Her pertinent questions elicit thoughtful and stimulating answers. Gentry Leaders enhances the burgeoning historical list of the University of Exeter Press." (Cathedral News, February 1998) "A well-researched and positive contribution to appreciation of the local dimension of early Stuart government. Her pertinent questions elicit thoughtful and stimulating answers." (Exeter Cathedral News, February 1998)

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