Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-12-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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This book explores the tension between various types of identity - national, social, individual, religious, gender - as they intersect in local settings, both rural and urban.

Author Biography

NORMAN L. JONES is Professor and Chair of History at Utah State University. He has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, the Huntington Library, and Christ Church and Lincoln College, Oxford. His publications include Faith by Statute. Parliament and the Settlement of Religion, 1559 (1982), God and the Moneylenders. Usury and Law in Early Modern England (1989), The Parliaments of Elizabethan England (1990), The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s (1992), and The English Reformation. Religion and Cultural Adaptation (2002). In 2004 he published the Blackwell Companion to Tudor England, co-edited with Robert Tittler.

DANIEL WOOLF is Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Among his books are The Idea of History in Early Stuart England (1990), Reading History in Early Modern England (2000), and The Social Circulation of the Past (2003). In addition he has co-edited several volumes of essays and is the author of articles in journals such as the American Historical Review and Past and Present. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Society of Canada, and the Royal Historical Society

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tablesp. vii
Robert Tittler: An Appreciationp. viii
Notes on Contributorsp. xiv
List of Abbreviationsp. xvii
Introductionp. 1
The 'Decline of Neighbourliness' Revisitedp. 19
Whoring Priests and Godly Citizens: Law, Morality, and Clerical Sexual Misconduct in Late Medieval Londonp. 50
Locals, Outsiders, and Identity in English Market Towns, 1290-1620p. 71
'Berwick is Our England': Local and National Identities in an Elizabethan Border Townp. 92
The Alehousekeeper's Revenge: London's Role in the Reformation Process in a Lancashire Parishp. 113
Sir Francis Knollys and His Progeny: Court and Country in the Thames Valleyp. 131
Married to the Town: Francis Parlett's Rhetoric of Urban Magistracy in Early Modern Englandp. 156
The Charity of London Widows in the Later Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuriesp. 178
Locality and Self in the Elizabethan Lottery of the 1560sp. 207
Building Bridewell: London's Self-Images, 1550-1640p. 228
Indexp. 249
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