Parliament at Work

Parliament at Work

Parliamentary Committees, Political Power and Public Access in Early Modern England

Edited by Chris R. Kyle, Jason Peacey

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

The political, social and economic changes which overtook England in the early seventeenth century forced Parliament to adapt from a medieval institution into one with authority over all facets of society; studies focus on particular cases.
The political, social and economic changes which overtook England in the early seventeenth century were both powerful and dramatic, forcing Parliament to adapt from a medieval institution into one with authority over all facets of society. Dynastic change, union with Scotland, fiscal reform, civil war, revolution and Restoration required Parliament not only to be at work, but also to discover how to work. These studies focus on change and development in three areas: firstly, the institution of Parliament itself, exploring its growing institutional sophistication and the problems connected with attendance, workload and physical environment; secondly, on Parliament's role within the institutional set-up of the constitution, and the structure and relationships of power within the governance of the country; and thirdly, on the public perception of Parliament, and the practicalities of the relationship between Parliament and the wider world.

Contributors: JOHN ADAMSON, ROBERT ARMSTRONG, DAVID DEAN, MICHAEL GRAVES, PAUL M. HUNNYBALL, SEAN KELSEY, CHRISTOPHER KYLE, JASON PEACEY, PAUL SEAWARD.

Details

May 2002
1 line illustrations
204 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
ISBN: 9780851158747
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1DBKE, 2AB, 3JB, 4P
BISAC HIS037040, HIS015000, POL010000
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Table of Contents

'Under cover of so much coming and going': Public Access to Parliament and the Political Process in Early Modern England (with Jason Peacey)Jason Peacey) - Christopher Kyle
'Under cover of so much coming and going': Public Access to Parliament and the Political Process in Early Modern England (with Chris R Kyle)Chris R Kyle) - Jason Peacey
'(B)y committinge of a bill the Howse allowed of the bodie thereof'. Tudor Parliamentary Legisative Committees: Development, Purposes, Value and Problems, 1510-1601Purposes, Value and Problems, 1510-1601 - Michael A R Graves
Attendance, Apathy and Order? Parliamentary Committees in Early Stuart England - Christopher Kyle
Politics, Accounts and Propaganda in the Long Parliament - Jason Peacey
Ireland at Westminster: the Long Parliament's Irish Committees, 1641-7 - Robert Armstrong
The Triumph of Oligarchy: the Management of War and the Committee of Both Kingdoms, 1644-45 - John Adamson
The Foundation of the Council of State - Sean Kelsey
The Cavalier Parliament, the 1667 Accounts Commission and the Idea of Accountability - Paul Seaward
Public Space, Private Affairs: Committees, Petitions and Lobbies in the Early Modern English Parliament - David Dean
Note on the Conjectural Plan of the Palace of Westminster -

Reviews

The volume has great strengths...all the contributions are characterised by a degree of archival rigour.... A volume of high quality and importance. ALBION
This collection provides a great deal of solid, well-researched and generally well-argued material on its subject. There is not one essay that is below par, there is evidence that the editors have worked hard to impose cohesion, and (...) the volume suggests avenues for further enquiry. PARLIAMENTS, ESTATES & REPRESENTATION