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Parliaments and English Politics 1621–1629

Conrad Russell


The object of this book is to reconstruct the Parliamentary history of the 1620s using a set of analytical tools which owe more to local studies than to previous Parliamentary studies. Its central contention is that the sort of men who assembled at Westminster were not widely different in character and outlook from the same men as they have become familiar to us as Justices of the Peace. The Justices of the Peace were not an opposition: they were, within certain partly self-imposed limits, loyal and hard-working servants of the Crown. Their service to the Crown, however, normally took third pl ... More

Keywords: parliaments, parliamentary history, English politics, Justices of of Peace, Westminster

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1979 Print ISBN-13: 9780198224822
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198224822.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Conrad Russell, author