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Politics and Society in Great Yarmouth 1660–1722

Perry Gauci


This book studies the political development of a major English town during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The book examines the activities of the local oligarchy over a period which begins in upheaval, in the aftermath of civil war, and ends in the relative stability of early Georgian England. It considers important episodes as the borough regulation of the 1680s, and the ‘rage of party’ after 1689, by broadening the sphere of ‘politics’ to encompass provincial experiences. The book examines the role of the town corporation, a little-studied organ of local government, whose membership ... More

Keywords: political development, local oligarchy, civil war, Georgian England, borough regulation, rage of party, provincial, town corporation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198206057
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206057.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Perry Gauci, author
History of Parliament, London
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