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The Cromwellian 'Other House' and the search for a settlement, 1656-1659

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This thesis seeks to illuminate a blind spot in the scholarship of the later Cromwellian Protectorate by focusing on an intriguing innovation in the parliamentary constitution of 1657 – the creation of an upper chamber or "Other House". The Other House may have filled the void left vacant by the defunct House of Lords, but it did not necessarily mean that the Protectorate was backsliding its way towards the ancient constitution of King, Lords and Commons. Although many aspects of ceremony and...

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Humanities Division - History Faculty

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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:06631ab5-e009-4e38-bdaf-2ce33f97dca5
Local pid:
ora:6348

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