The social world of early modern Westminster : abbey, court and community, 1525-1640 / J.F. Merritt.

"Early modern Westminster is familiar as the location of the Royal Court at Whitehall, parliament, the law courts and the emerging West End, yet it has never been studied in its own right. This book is the first study to provide an integrated picture of the town during this crucial period in it...

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Main Author: Merritt, J. F.,
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2005.
Series: Politics, culture, and society in early modern Britain.
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Online Access: CONNECT
Summary: "Early modern Westminster is familiar as the location of the Royal Court at Whitehall, parliament, the law courts and the emerging West End, yet it has never been studied in its own right. This book is the first study to provide an integrated picture of the town during this crucial period in its history. It reveals the often problematic relations between the diverse groups of people who constituted local society - the Court, the aristocracy, the Abbey, the middling sort, and the poor - and the competing visions of Westminster's identity which their presence engendered." "A comprehensive study of one of the most populous and influential towns in early modern England, this book covers the entire period from the Reformation to the Civil War. It will make fascinating reading for historians of English society, literature and religion in this period, as well as enthusiasts of London's rich history."--Jacket.
Other Title: JSTORDDA.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : illustrations, maps.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 358-366) and index.
ISBN: 9781526130518
1526130513
Author Notes: J. F. Merritt is Lecturer in History at the University of Sheffield