Government and Politics in Kent, 1640-1914

Government and Politics in Kent, 1640-1914

Edited by Frederick Lansberry

Hardback
$90.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Early modern Kent, with emphasis on changes in government from private patronage to a broader commercial and professional power base.
This volume, the seventh in the Kent History Project, complements those already published on The Economy of Kent and Religion and Society in Kent between 1640 and 1914. The volume begins with an important new assessment of the impact of the Civil Wars and Interregnum in Kent, which challenges some of the interpretations of previous studies of this period of Kent's history. The major thrust of the volume is however the transformation of Kent's government from a system controlled by a small number of landed families into one in which, on the eve of the First World War, a much broader range of people from the commercial, industrial and professional classes was involved. There are also detailed studies of political radicalism in Kent between the late eighteenth and early twentieth centuries and of the impact of crime and the maintenance of public order. The text is supported by appropriate maps, tables and contemporary illustrations.

Contributors: BRIAN ATKINSON, BRUCE AUBRY, JACQUELINE EALES, PAUL HASTINGS, BRYAN KEITH-LUCAS, FREDERICK LANSBERRY, ELIZABETH MELLING.

Details

December 2001
12 black and white, 13 line illustrations
328 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Kent History Project
ISBN: 9780851155869
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLL
BISAC POL010000
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Table of Contents

Kent and the English Civil War 1640-1660 - Jacqueline Eales
'Tempered Despotism': The Government of the County - Frederick Lansberry
Old Corruption: Government in the Boroughs (with Bryan Keith- Lucas) - Frederick Lansberry
Radical Movements and Workers' Protest, to c.1850 - Paul Hastings
Conservative and Liberal: National Politics in Kent from the late 1820s to 1914 - Brian Atkinson
The Development of Independent Working Class Politics in the Medway Towns, 1859-1914 - Bruce Aubry
Crime and Public Order, 1640-1914 - Paul Hastings
County Administration in Kent, 1814-1914 - Elizabeth Melling

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