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Author Peck, Linda Levy.
Title Court patronage and corruption in early Stuart England / Linda Levy Peck.
Imprint Boston ; London : Unwin Hyman ; [London] ; [New York] : Taylor & Francis, 2003.

Subject Patronage, Political -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Political corruption -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1649.
England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Great Britain -- Court and courtiers -- History -- 17th century.
Royal courts Patronage
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 319 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) and index.
Contents Book Cover -- Title -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction The fountain of favor -- The language of patronage: a discourse of connection -- The structures of patronage and corruption: access and allocation -- Court patronage networks -- Court connections and county associations: the case of Buckinghamshire -- Corruption and early modern administration: the case of the navy -- Corruption and the economy -- Corruption and political ideology -- The language of corruption: a discourse of political conflict -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Selected bibliography -- Index
Summary This wide-ranging volume goes to the heart of the revisionist debate about the crisis of government that led to the English Civil War. The author tackles questions about the patronage that structured early modern society, arguing that the increase in royal bounty in the early seventeenth century redefined the corrupt practices that characterized early modern administration.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0203168240 (electronic bk.)
9780203168240 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 52973346
Additional Format Print version: Peck, Linda Levy. Court patronage and corruption in early Stuart England. Boston ; London : Unwin Hyman ; [London ; New York] : Taylor & Francis, 2003