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State and Empire

P. J. MARSHALL

in The Making and Unmaking of Empires: Britain, India, and America c.1750-1783

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199226665
eISBN:
9780191706813
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226665.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Political History

‘Empire’ in this book is interpreted as the imposition of rule by a state over territory and people overseas. In the mid-eighteenth century, the British state greatly increased its ambitions to make ... More


The Nature of Towns

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter attempts to define the features which distinguished provincial towns from villages on one hand and London on the other. It looks at their economic functions: manufacturing, trade ... More


From Restoration to Exclusion

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter focuses on the failure of the crown to establish control over office-holding in corporate towns. The Restoration seemed to offer an opportunity to exploit the need of many towns to renew ... More


Campaign against the Charters, 1682–1685

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the Exclusion Crisis of 1679-81, the government became aware that the Corporation Act had failed to exclude Dissenting sympathizers from office and that town magistrates were reluctant to ... More


James II

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

James was determined to repeal the penal laws and test acts, to allow religious freedom and full political rights to Catholics and Dissenters. To achieve this he needed a compliant Parliament. As the ... More


After the Revolution, 1689–1699

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

In the Convention of 1689-90 the Whigs condemned the new charters of the 1680s and sought to debar those who had actively procured them (mostly Tories, in 1682-5) from municipal office. They failed ... More


The Chronicling Tradition and Urban Histories

Rosemary Sweet

in The Writing of Urban Histories in Eighteenth-Century England

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206699
eISBN:
9780191677281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206699.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter demonstrates how urban history developed from the need to preserve records and traditions, and how they help maintain an individual town's sense of identity. It discusses the importance ... More


Political Culture and the Built Environment

Robert Tittler

in The Reformation and the Towns in England: Politics and Political Culture, c.1540-1640

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207184
eISBN:
9780191677540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207184.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the environment in which urban governments carried most of their business: the civic building, and especially the seat ... More


“A Sort of Republic for the Management of Trade”: The Jurisdiction of a Company-State

Philip J. Stern

in The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195393736
eISBN:
9780199896837
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393736.003.0002
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter examines the nature of the East India Company’s claim to authority over English affairs in Asia. Though often regarded as possessing a monopoly over the English trade to and from Asia, ... More


Written Constitutions: Text and Object

Christian D. Liddy

in Contesting the City: The Politics of Citizenship in English Towns, 1250 - 1530

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198705208
eISBN:
9780191774270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198705208.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter is about urban constitutional politics. There was, in a concrete sense, a politics of the constitution. The appearance of formal, written constitutions was an expression of a peculiarly ... More


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