Cheshire and the Tudor State, 1480-1560
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Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Royal Historical Society

Cheshire and the Tudor State, 1480-1560

by Tim Thornton

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The palatinate of Chester survives Tudor centralisation.

This book asserts the importance of the semi-autonomous political, administrative and judicial system of the palatinate of Chester, and of other similar jurisdictions, in the early Tudor period. Contrary to the impression conveyedin almost all recent writing, the culture of centre and locality justified and glorified the palatinate: taxation, a crucial issue, was still agreed through a local parliament and paid in the traditional manner; and the council of the earl of Chester was potent enough to tap the demand for equitable justice, giving birth to the Chester exchequer. Changes did occur, but despite political imperatives, administrative momentum, and the imperial ideal (presented particularly in the work of Thomas Cromwell) the Chester palatinate as a cultural, social and political institution emerged in the 1560s altered but still formidable.TIM THORNTON is Senior Lecturer and Head of History at the University of Huddersfield.

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November 2000

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Title Details

332 Pages

0 x 0 cm

1 b/w illus.

Series: Royal Historical Society Studies in History New Series

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Royal Historical Society