The Papers of the Hothams, Governors of Hull During the Civil War

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-01-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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This edition publishes the Hotham family's correspondence and papers during the civil wars, bringing together for the first time material from the University of Hull Archives, the British and Bodleian Libraries and the National Archives. It comprises the papers of Sir John Hotham, parliamentarian governor of Hull, and his eldest son and deputy governor Lieutenant-General John Hotham. Their correspondents include the Fairfaxes, Hampden, Lenthall, Pym, Saye and the Earl of Newcastle. The volume demonstrates Hull's critical military significance, where the Hothams' pre-war defiance of Charles I rendered them figures of national consequence. It provides important evidence for attitudes to honour, the civil war in the north and the internal politics of parliament's cause. It also sheds new light on Sir John Hotham's trial for conspiring to betray Hull. Ultimately, it demonstrates the dilemma of allegiance encountered by a gentry family whose concerns for personal status and reputation consumed them.

Table of Contents

List of maps and figures
Introduction: the Hotham family
Hull and the East Riding in 1642
The Hothams at war
Arrest and trial
Editorial decisions and practices
The letters and papers of the Hothams: dated letters and papers
Undated letters and papers
pamphlets and tracts collected by the Hotham family
the accounts of the garrison of Hull, 1642-1643
the accounts of the garrison of Beverley, 1643
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