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The Resource The representative of the people? : voters and voting in England under the early stuarts, Derek Hirst, (electronic book)

The representative of the people? : voters and voting in England under the early stuarts, Derek Hirst, (electronic book)

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The representative of the people? : voters and voting in England under the early stuarts
Title
The representative of the people?
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voters and voting in England under the early stuarts
Statement of responsibility
Derek Hirst
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Contested elections became a fact of political life for the first time in early-17th-century England as the gentry pressed for seats in a parliament which was growing increasingly important. Dr Hirst examines politics from the point of view of the ordinary man before the Civil War. He asks what an election and being represented meant: what kind of person voted; how did he vote and why; and what might he gain by it. England was not yet shaped in the oligarchic mould that characterised it in the 18th century, and a striking feature of this period was the extent to which parliamentary politics was open to a large social group. Inflation and peasant survival on the land, and resistance to oligarchy in the boroughs (supported by the parliamentary gentry seeking popular allies for their own political battles), produced a broad rural and urban electorate. The need for votes also ensured that members were relatively responsive to, and representative of, pressures from below. In arriving at this verdict, Dr Hirst challenges the notion that politics in this period displayed a strong sense of direction. At all levels, whether in the means of control employed by the magnates, in electoral procedure, or in voting behaviour, uncertainty was manifest, for contests were unprecedented
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UkCbUP
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Hirst, Derek
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Elections
  • Voting
  • Great Britain
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The representative of the people? : voters and voting in England under the early stuarts, Derek Hirst, (electronic book)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511561177
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521208109
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF
Label
The representative of the people? : voters and voting in England under the early stuarts, Derek Hirst, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511561177
Extent
xii, 306 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780521208109
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
Type of computer file
PDF

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