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The Agencies and Agents of Lordship

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The geographical fragmentation of lordship in England distinguished it from much of the rest of the British Isles and posed managerial problems that lords met successfully — a success downplayed by ... More


‘Something of a Profit and Loss Account’: Macmillan’s Audit of Empire and Aftermath, 1957–60

W. David McIntyre

in Winding up the British Empire in the Pacific Islands

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198702436
eISBN:
9780191772146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702436.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

Macmillan’s post-Suez ‘audit of empire’ in which officials considered which colonies were ready for independence and whether Britain would gain or lose by their departure. Three reports eventuated. ... More


Time, bureaucracy and the new policeman1830–1930

Chris A. Williams

in Police control systems in Britain, 1775–1975: From parish constable to national computer

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719084294
eISBN:
9781781707975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719084294.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

New police forces employed a variety of bureaucratic forms in order to function. These closely followed Weber's ideal type. Information and its flow were and are central to policing, and these ... More


“Fifteen Years of Military Government,” 1763–80

William D. Godsey

in The Sinews of Habsburg Power: Lower Austria in a Fiscal-Military State 1650-1820

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198809395
eISBN:
9780191846793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809395.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The scale of the Estates’ financial intercession on behalf of the government during the Seven Years War had been unprecedented. It also laid bare problems of financial oversight and resistance to ... More


The king’s revenues

Steven Gunn

in Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780199659838
eISBN:
9780191748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199659838.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The new men were active throughout Henry’s financial administration, aiming to increase the king’s revenues and the precision of his financial management. They collected and drove up the crown’s ... More


Accounting and Revenue, c.1180–1290

Alice Taylor

in The Shape of the State in Medieval Scotland, 1124–1290

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198749202
eISBN:
9780191813399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198749202.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter examines how and from what sources kings collected their revenue in order to understand the institutional form of royal government, and the relationship between ‘central’ and ‘local’ ... More


External Pressures and Internal Responses

L. W. B. Brockliss

in The University of Oxford: A History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199243563
eISBN:
9780191778698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243563.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines in detail how Oxford adapted to the new higher-education environment after 1945. It explores the administrative changes that were occasioned by Oxford’s massive expansion, the ... More


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