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Richard Cust and Peter Lake

This chapter investigates the principles that shaped the service of the ‘public man’ in early Stuart Cheshire and the ways in which this influenced local government. It also explores the archetype of the ‘godly magistrate’ and the culture wars waged by such men, in alliance with puritan ministers, against profane and ungodly practices.

in Gentry culture and the politics of religion
Richard Cust and Peter Lake

This chapter explores the interaction of local and central government during the period, focusing especially on the impact of the crown’s fiscal demands, such as the forced loan and ship money. It traces the increasing opposition stirred up by such demands towards the end of the 1630s.

in Gentry culture and the politics of religion
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Richard Cust and Peter Lake
in Gentry culture and the politics of religion