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Law, government and authority in mid-Tudor England 1540-1570

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This thesis investigates legal and political authority in mid-Tudor England, using the operation of the legal system in Oxfordshire and Berkshire in the period from 1540 to 1570 as a case study through which to give context and content to more abstract forms of contemporary political thought. It seeks to address the broad question: how did people experience the civil—as opposed to the criminal—legal system, and what does this tell us about their understanding of authority? In so doing, it ...

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

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
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