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Contemporaries of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675 : biographies, illustrated by letters and other documents /
by Ruth Spalding ; an appendix to The diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke.
imprint
Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1990.
description
xxvi, 526 p., [17] p. of plates : ill. --
ISBN
0197260810 :
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Oxford : Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1990.
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0197260810 :
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2012972
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 509-512) and index.
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'Even more obviously than the 'Diary' itself, this excellent supporting volume is a work of reference...Dr. Ruth Spalding has devoted a large part of her working life to him, and if he still lacks impact it is not for the absence of any skill or effort on her part.'Archive for Reformation History Supplement Literature Review 20
'Even more obviously than the 'Diary' itself, this excellent supportingvolume is a work of reference...Dr. Ruth Spalding has devoted a large part ofher working life to him, and if he still lacks impact it is not for the absenceof any skill or effort on her part.'Archive for Reformation History Supplement Literature Review 20
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'The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675 is a work which is enjoyable, easy to reach and immensely helpful. ... a very rich source, and as useful for social as for political history. ...this is a work which every university library ought to buy.'Conrad Russell, Times Literary Supplement
'The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke 1605-1675 is a work which isenjoyable, easy to reach and immensely helpful. ... a very rich source, and asuseful for social as for political history. ...this is a work which everyuniversity library ought to buy.'Conrad Russell, Times Literary Supplement
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Long Description
The Papers of Bulstrode Whitelocke, brought together from various sources, form an important archive - quite separate from his Diary - and much of it unpublished or even unknown to scholars. Ruth Spalding has selected about 1000 names from the Diary, assembled biographical details that elucidate the Diary references, and has worked into this framework much new material from Whitelocke's papers. Many entries shed light on the politics of the period, since Whitelocke knew nearly all the leading characters personally. There is also much information on the 'unhonoured dead' - secretaries, servants, tenants, villagers, and petty officials. The volume complements Miss Spalding's edition of The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675 (RSEH New Series XIII)
Long Description
This volume complements Ruth Spalding's edition of The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675. Many entries--including Whitelocke's manuscripts at Longleat as well as new material from his letters--shed new light on the politics of the period, as well as on economic and social developments. Items include Sir John Holland's frank comments on Charles I's demeanor at Holdenby Manor, the key to the number code sent by Secretary of State John Thurloe to Whitelocke in Sweden, and a letter written by Whitelocke to Cromwell using secret ink. Spalding has assembled a great number of biographical details that elucidate the diary references and has worked into this framework new material from Whitelocke's letters.
Main Description
The Papers of Bulstrode Whitelocke, brought together from various sources, form an important archive - quite separate from his Diary - and much of it unpublished or even unknown to scholars. Ruth Spalding has selected about 1000 names from the Diary, assembled biographical details thatelucidate the Diary references, and has worked into this framework much new material from Whitelocke's papers. Many entries shed light on the politics of the period, since Whitelocke knew nearly all the leading characters personally. There is also much information on the 'unhonoured dead' - secretaries, servants, tenants, villagers, and petty officials. The volume complements Miss Spalding's edition of The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675 (RSEH New Series XIII)
Main Description
This volume complements Ruth Spalding's edition of The Diary of Bulstrode Whitelocke, 1605-1675 . Many entries--including Whitelocke's manuscripts at Longleat as well as new material from his letters--shed new light on the politics of the period, as well as on economic and social developments. Items include Sir John Holland's frank comments on Charles I's demeanor at Holdenby Manor, the key to the number code sent by Secretary of State John Thurloe to Whitelocke in Sweden, and a letter written by Whitelocke to Cromwell using secret ink. Spalding has assembled a great number of biographical details that elucidate the diary references and has worked into this framework new material from Whitelocke's letters.

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