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Political society in Cumberland and Westmorland 1471-1537


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Purkiss, EWF 2008 , 'Political society in Cumberland and Westmorland 1471-1537', Research Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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This thesis is intended as an exploration of the administrative and social
structures that existed in political society in Cumberland and Westmorland
between 1471 and 1537. It has been conceived as a counterpoint to the work of
scholars who have undertaken similar research into the networks of authority and
political communities in other periods and regions. It will examine the far
northwest of England in the context of the upheavals that were occurring in
government and society throughout the kingdom at this time and it will highlight
degrees of change and continuity apparent in regional administrative and social
networks. The thesis will discuss the impact of the region's distance from the
capital and its position as a frontier zone with regards to the effectiveness of
royal authority and the persistence of feudal administrative and tenurial

Item Type: Thesis - Research Master
Authors/Creators:Purkiss, EWF
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Available for library use only and copying in accordance with the Copyright Act 1968, as amended. Thesis (MA)--University of Tasmania, 2008. Includes bibliographical references. Introduction -- Ch. 1. Landholding -- Ch. 2. Office holding and regional administration -- Ch. 3. The church and the Reformation -- Ch. 4. War and the frontier -- Conclusions

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