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The diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675 /
edited by Ruth Spalding.
imprint
Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1990.
description
xxv, 893 p., [17] p. of plates (1 folded) : ill. --
ISBN
0197260802 :
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Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1990.
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0197260802 :
catalogue key
2012963
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 845-848) and index.
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'His diary provides a major new source for the study of 17th-century politics and takes its place alongside the diaries of Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn and Ralph Josselin as a fascinating 'private history' and self-portrait.'Times Higher Education Supplement
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Summaries
Main Description
The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke covers his whole life, from his birth in 1605, until shortly before his death in 1675. Whitelocke was a distinguished lawyer and Member of Parliament, a keen musician and scholar, a bon viveur, and a family man who had three wives and seventeen children. HisDiary provides descriptions of life at school, university and the inns of court, details of marriages and marriage settlements, his property dealings, salaries and pensions, the management and improvement of his estates, and his relations with tenants, builders and servants.Whitelocke knew most of the leading characters of the period personally. He held high offices as Keeper of the Great Seal, temporary Speaker of the House of Commons, and Lord President of the Council, and reveals in his Diary short insights into public affairs, notably during the Civil Wars andInterregnum.The volume is complemented by the publication of Miss Spalding's Contemporaries of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675 (RSEH Vol XIV).
Main Description
This 17th century diary contains a wealth of important information on the social, economic and political events of Whitelocke's time. A distinguished lawyer and Member of Parliament, a keen musician and scholar, and a family man who had three wives and seventeen children, Whitelocke also held such high offices as Keeper of the Great Seal, temporary Speaker of the House of Commons, and Lord President of the Council. He knew most of the leading figures of his time, and his diary reveals sharp insights into public affairs, particularly during the Civil Wars and Interregnum.
Table of Contents
Introductory Chapters
The Diarist and his background
The Diary and Whitelocke's other writing
Editorial MethodDiary
1605-1659
1659-1675
Glossary
Select bibliography
Index
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