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The House of Commons 1604–1629

The House of Commons 1604–1629
6 Volume Set

£278.00

  • Date Published: November 2010
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781107002258

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  • These volumes contain biographies of the 1,782 Members of the House of Commons from 1604 to 1629, surveys of elections in the 259 constituencies of Britain over the same period and a groundbreaking introductory survey of the early seventeenth-century House of Commons as an institution. The result of research in over 170 archives by expert historians, illuminating individual lives, local politics and national events, they constitute the most comprehensive survey of British politics during this period. These years constitute a critical moment in parliamentary history, which witnessed a far-reaching breakdown in the relationship between James I and Charles I and their parliaments. As the survey shows for the first time, they also saw a collapse in the capacity of the House of Commons to legislate, and increasing interest in membership of the Commons. Together, these volumes provide the means to transform the study of early Stuart politics.

    • The most comprehensive survey of early Stuart politics to date
    • Contains biographies of the 1,782 MPs from 1604 to 1629, surveys of elections and an introductory survey of the House of Commons as an institution
    • The result of groundbreaking research in 170 archives by a team of expert historians
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    'This magisterial study deserves a place with Gardner and Spedding … The physical heft of these six volumes reflects an uncommon depth and breadth of research: a sustained intellectual effort measured in thousands of pages, 1,782 individual biographies, hundreds of topical essays, and innumerable shrewd, well-grounded judgments … this history may be the grandest good small book of its generation.' Allen D. Boyer, Historischen Zeitschrift

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    • Date Published: November 2010
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781107002258
    • length: 6496 pages
    • dimensions: 265 x 210 x 390 mm
    • weight: 11kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume I. 1. The nature, functions and remit of the House of Commons
    2. Membership
    3. Motives for membership
    4. Elections
    5. The composition of the House of Commons
    6. Times of sitting
    7. Topography
    8. The Officers and Servants of the House
    9. Attendance
    10. Speechmaking and debate
    11. Legislation and petitions
    12. Meetings and conferences
    13. The management of the Commons
    14. Representation and accountability
    Appendices
    Volume II. Constituencies. England, Wales
    Volume III. Members A-C
    Volume IV. Members D-J
    Volume V. Members K-Q
    Volume VI. Members R-Z
    Appendix. Quasi members.

  • Editors

    Andrew Thrush, History of Parliament Trust

    John P. Ferris, History of Parliament Trust

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