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By Mark A. Kishlansky

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ISBN-13: 9780511522642

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Parliamentary choice examines the method wherein individuals of Parliament have been selected within the interval among the reigns of Elizabeth I and William III. by way of concentrating on the character of the choice approach, instead of on its effects, Professor Kishlansky uncovers a basic transformation in assumptions approximately political behaviour within the early glossy interval. till the time of the English Revolution, choice of contributors of Parliament was once a social approach ruled by means of drawback approximately rank and standing, own honor, and group team spirit. County elites equipped their decisions to mirror the realities in their neighborhood social constructions, accounting for the impact of the county peerage and bigger gentry. Borough elites used neighborhood buyers, officeholders, and denizens for nominations to their areas. In either county and borough the primary of parliamentary choice used to be non-competitive selection.

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By Mark A. Kishlansky

ISBN-10: 0511522649

ISBN-13: 9780511522642

ISBN-10: 0521311160

ISBN-13: 9780521311168

ISBN-10: 0521322316

ISBN-13: 9780521322317

Parliamentary choice examines the method wherein individuals of Parliament have been selected within the interval among the reigns of Elizabeth I and William III. by way of concentrating on the character of the choice approach, instead of on its effects, Professor Kishlansky uncovers a basic transformation in assumptions approximately political behaviour within the early glossy interval. till the time of the English Revolution, choice of contributors of Parliament was once a social approach ruled by means of drawback approximately rank and standing, own honor, and group team spirit. County elites equipped their decisions to mirror the realities in their neighborhood social constructions, accounting for the impact of the county peerage and bigger gentry. Borough elites used neighborhood buyers, officeholders, and denizens for nominations to their areas. In either county and borough the primary of parliamentary choice used to be non-competitive selection.

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87. Counties and Boroughs i of Parliament was occasional and intermittent, selections to the House of Commons were an unplanned part of a wider range of social and political choices made in local communities. Assembled together, members of Parliament acquired symbolic importance in uniting the King with his Lords and Commons. They also exercised legal and political functions and represented the community of the realm. They were part of an ongoing institution that was increasingly a part of royal government in the early modern era.

Dissertation, Columbia University (1977), p. i22ff. Hodges's dissertation is the most sophisticated analysis of patronage and representation in the seventeenth century. Historical Manuscripts Commission Reports, Manuscripts of the Marquis of Salisbury, XVII, 360. York Public Library, Corporation H o u s e Book N o . 3 5 , fol. 180, quoted in Hodges, "Aristocratic Patronage," p . 133. T h o m a s Bailey, Annals of Nottinghamshire (1852—55), II, 600. There is n o evidence Counties and Boroughs 33 ancient towns, especially northern and western cloth centers, left the choice of representatives in the hands of men largely unsuited for service.

Gruenfelder, "The Lord Wardens and Elections," Journal of British Studies, 16, 1 (1976), p. 20. " Historical Manuscripts Commission Reports, Manuscripts of the Marquis of Salisbury, VII, 405. Wilfred Prest, "An Australian Holding of Norfolk Manuscripts," Norfolk Archaeology, 37, 1 (1978), p. 122; W. Notestein, H. Simpson, F. Relf, Commons Debates 1621, II, 460. , bundle D/B 3/3 no. 1; V. D. dissertation, Columbia University (1977), p. 217. 24 SELECTIONS AND SOCIAL CHOICE value rapidly diminished when sullied by competition: "For though to be knight of this shire be a thing I much desire and even the highest mark of my ambition> yet I would be loath to purchase it with the loss [of]...

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