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The reform of the British civil service: life cycle, family, and class in the treasury, c.1847-1914

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This thesis examines the reform of the British Civil Service and its impact on society by providing the first systematic exploration of developments in the Treasury department between 1847 and 1914. It covers some of the most significant changes in the modern history of the British state in terms of appointments, promotions, pensions, and the development of a new idea of profession in the Civil Service from youth to old age. It reveals the interconnections between the aristocracy and the p...

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HUMS
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History Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford
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2023-04-26

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