Publisher description for Power and protest in England, 1525-1640 / Alison Wall.


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Drawing on new research from local archives as well as reinterpretations of published literature, Power and the People describes how England remained governable between 1525 and 1640, despite the wars, famine, epidemics, and dynastic and religious crises of the period. The book surveys the mechanisms of authority at various levels, from the street and alehouse to the manor and the royal court. Maintaining order was a difficult challenge, given that England had no standing army or professional police, and Alison Wall investigates everything from the roles of village constables to the social cohesiveness that came from civic celebrations and participatory politics. Her book provides students with a rich perspective on the social world and political culture of early modern England.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Social control -- England -- History -- 16th century.
Social control -- England -- History -- 17th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 16th century.
England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603.
Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714.