The Parliamentary Representation of the English Boroughs
During the Middle Ages
Originally published at 1932, this book, based on long research in municipal and borough records, attempts to correlate some of the evidence bearing on the representation of the towns of Medieval England, and to discover the answers to such basic questions as how the citizens were elected, paid, and taxed, what their function in parliament was, and what type of men they were. It is an essential study for all those concerned with the development of the English Parliamentary System.
Table of Contents
1. Borough Representation in the Thirteenth Century. 2. Borough Representation in the Fourteenth Century. 3. Borough Representation in the Fifteenth Century. 4. The Problem of Attendance. 5. The Payment of the Parliamentary Burgesses. 6. The Burgess Personnel of the Medieval Parliament. 7. The Burgesses in Parliament.