The Politics of Stability

The Politics of Stability

The Rulers of Elizabethan London

Frank Freeman Foster

Hardback
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Royal Historical Society

Overview

Overview

Tudor London, nominally under the control of the crown, was in reality ruled by its aldermen, who established firm civic government founded on the stabilising influence of the elitist merchant oligarchy.
By the fifteenth century, although ultimate authority over London rested in the crown's hands, the City's autonomy was no longer in dispute. The aldermen were the true rulers in London, and they further strengthened their hold on civic government. What had seemed an emerging democracy in the mid-fourteenth century was modified and reassembled around what proved to be the stabilizing influence of an elitist merchant oligarchy.

Details

January 1977
219 pages
21.6x13.8 cm
Royal Historical Society Studies in History
ISBN: 9780901050311
Format: Hardback
Royal Historical Society
BIC HBLL
BISAC HIS037030
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