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Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England





ISBN 9780415093682
Published December 26, 1993 by Routledge
334 Pages

 
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This wide-ranging volume goes to the heart of the revisionist debate about the crisis of government that led to the English Civil War. The author tackles questions about the patronage that structured early modern society, arguing that the increase in royal bounty in the early seventeenth century redefined the corrupt practices that characterized early modern administration.

Reviews

` ... an important, learned and valuable book that every student of the period should read.' - American Historical Review

` ... this is an elegant and important book, which ... provides scholars with a lot of food for thought.' - Esther C. Cope, Albion

`This readable and challenging book re-opens the question of corruption in early modern English government and political life ... Peck's book is a success.' - The Sixteenth Century Journal

` ... a finely wrought book which makes an important contribution to our understanding of English history. Peck weaves the results of her extensive research into a text which not only adds to our knowledge about how patronage worked but also addresses some of the central questions of early Stuart historiography. Linda Peck has presented her material with an admirable elegance.' - 1991 John Ben Snow Prize Committee

` ... there is much fascinating material here, including some excellent case-studies.' - Renaissance Quarterly

` ... there is much fascinating material here, including some excellent case-studies.' - Renaissance Quarterly