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Coroners’ inquest juries in sixteenth-century England

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Juries enabled the participation in local governance of those outside national and regional elites in early modern England. Yet their social range is disputed. We investigate coroners’ inquest juries in a range of communities and compare a sample of 148 juries in eleven counties, featuring 2024 jurors, with tax and muster records. These show that while the rural and urban middling sorts were disproportionately represented, the rich and poor were by no means excluded. As militarily able househ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0268416023000024

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Merton College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-3226-2083
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Name:
Economic & Social Research Council
Grant:
ES/I005218/1
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Continuity and Change More from this journal
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
365-388
Publication date:
2023-03-29
Acceptance date:
2023-01-04
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EISSN:
1469-218X
ISSN:
0268-4160
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1319697
Local pid:
pubs:1319697
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2023-01-11

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