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Camden Fifth Series

Letters of Lord Burghley to Sir Robert Cecil, 1593-8 (Camden Vol 53)
William Acres
Camden Fifth Series

William Cecil, Lord Burghley's 128 letters to his son Sir Robert Cecil in Cambridge University Library Manuscript Ee.3.56 are the largest collection of papers showing the close direction and counsel he gave his son in seeking and obtaining the office of Principal Secretary, 1593-8. The materials concentrate on the task of receiving and crafting a wide and large array of papers on behalf of the queen and privy council: finance, administration, foreign policy and religion figure prominently as does the shift from continental war to Ireland. These letters give an intimate perspective of their intimate relationship: Burghley's care for family, thoughts of death, a unique record of illness and old age are framed by his political and spiritual anxieties for the future of the queen and her realms.

£16.00
Early Commons Petitions in the English Parliament, c.1290 - c.1420 (Camden Vol 52)
W Mark Ormrod
Camden Fifth Series

The fourteenth century witnessed the emergence of the parliamentary common petition, a statement of grievance and request for reform that provided the basis for much of the royal legislation of the period. In the process of compiling the common petitions, much proposed business was set aside and not committed to the permanent record of the parliament roll. A significant body of that ‘lost’ material has now been recovered and is published here for the first time, providing a fresh understanding of the full range of preoccupations of the medieval House of Commons as it emerged as the mouthpiece of the political community before the king. Alongside questions over the rights of the church, the corruption of officials and the processes of royal justice, the commons also expressed deep concerns over the many political, economic and social concerns of the period, including the consequences of war, plague and revolt.

£16.00
Camden Fifth Series Vols 54 and 55: 2 volume package
Camden Fifth Series
£25.00

Studies in History Series

Jacobitism and anti-Jacobitism in the British Atlantic World, 1688-1727
David Parrish
Studies in History
£25.00
Parties, agents and electoral culture in England, 1880-1910
Kathryn Rix
Studies in History
£25.00
Contested Reformations in the University of Cambridge, c.1535-84
Ceri Law
Studies in History

The University of Cambridge has long been heralded as the nursery of the English Reformation: a precociously evangelical and then puritan Tudor institution. Spanning fifty years and four reigns and based on extensive archival research, this book reveals a much more nuanced experience of religious change in this unique community. Instead of Protestant triumph, there were multiple, contested responses to royal religious policy across the sixteenth century. The University’s importance as both a symbol and an agent of religious change meant that successive regimes and politicians worked hard to stamp their visions of religious uniformity onto it. It was also equipped with some of England’s most talented theologians and preachers. Yet in the maze of the collegiate structure, the conformity they sought proved frustratingly elusive. The religious struggles which this book traces reveal not only the persistence of real doctrinal conflict in Cambridge throughout the Reformation period, but also more complex patterns of accommodation, conformity and resistance shaped by social, political and institutional context. As well as an important new perspective on this critical intellectual and religious community, this book also provides broader insights on the conflicted nature of religious change in sixteenth-century England.

£25.00
The Image of the Black Prince in Georgian and Victorian England: negotiating the late medieval past
Barbara Gribling
Studies in History
£25.00
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The Village World of Early Medieval Spain
Robert Portass
Studies in History
£25.00
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Women as public moralists from the Bluestockings to Virginia Woolf
Benjamin Dabby
Studies in History
£25.00

Bibliography of British and Irish History

Bibliography of British and Irish History (BBIH) 2018 subscription

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