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Noble government : the Stuart lord lieutenancy and the transformation of English politics /
Victor L. Stater.
Athens [Ga.] : University of Georgia Press, c1994.
x, 261 p. ; 24 cm.
082031613X (alk. paper)
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Athens [Ga.] : University of Georgia Press, c1994.
082031613X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-253) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1995-05:
Stater's book is an important contribution to the historiography of 17th-century England. Most historians have either ignored the office of lord lieutenancy or taken it for granted. In so doing, they have missed the opportunity to present a fuller understanding of the prominent individuals who held that position and to add a new facet to the ongoing debate on local versus national dimensions of the revolutions of the century. The strengths of the book are the scope of the research, both primary and secondary, and the author's understanding of the problems facing those who were anchored in two (sometimes conflicting) political and social worlds. It is not clear that the book lives up to the claim of providing "a model for studying the rise of party politics in England," but it should force other historians to draw back from some of their grand generalizations and to recognize that personal concerns must be given a more central role in the ongoing discussion of changes that marked the Stuart dynasty. Stater's arguments are clear, the prose crisp, and the conclusion unambiguous. The book has the added virtue of being short and concise. Upper-division undergraduates and above. C. P. Korr; University of Missouri--St. Louis
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Choice, May 1995
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Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
The Early Stuart Lieutenancyp. 8
War and the End of the Old Regimep. 32
Restoration, 1660-1663p. 66
Internal Security, 1660-1674p. 95
Politics and Rebellion, 1660-1685p. 122
Revolution: The Deposition of James IIp. 161
Conclusionp. 183
Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 255
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