Princes and Peoples: France and the British Isles, 1620-1714: An Anthology of Primary Sources

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Margaret Lucille Kekewich
Manchester University Press, 1994 - History - 257 pages
This anthology focuses on Britain and France in a period critical to their development as great powers. Its emphasis is on the regions and nations of which these two states were composed, rather than on the monolithic states. The documents illustrate many facets of their history, from the personal to the constitutional and, in particular, reflect the development of absolutism in France and of limited monarchy in England and other parts of the British Isles. Additionally, the documents indicate the social, religious and political trends that influenced the direction of change. Some of the documents have been drawn from unpublished 17th- and early 18th-century sources, and a number are translated from French for the first time.
 

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Contents

General introduction
1
Traditional society and the civil wars 16201660
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The Pastor and the Prelate 1628
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Sedition at Agen 1635
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Instructions for levying the poor rate in the parish of St Martin
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Howells Familiar Letters from Edinburgh and from Dublin 1639
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B From Dublin to Sir Edward Savage Knight at Tower Hill
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John Chamberlain to Sir Dudley Carleton London 1625
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A peasant revolt of Saintonge and Angoumois 1636
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The duties of the Intendants Colberts instructions 1680
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The Clubmen of Dorset and Wiltshire 1645
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The articles of the Ortnee of Bordeaux 1651
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Recommendations for sustaining peace of the Highlands 1684
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A Charge to Quarter Sessions 1692
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Instructions for building houses in the Grande Rue at Richelieu
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Extracts from the Register of Passports for Vagrants in Salisbury
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A letter from the Earl of Strafford to Archbishop Laud 1637
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An extract from Abraham van der Doorts catalogue of the
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Nicholas Faret The Honest Man or the Art to Please in Court
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The History of the Life of the Duke of Epernon cA640
30
Marillac to Richelieu 1630
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The speech of Oliver St John in the ship money case 16378
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The National Covenant 1638
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Irish Catholic and Protestant demands in petitions to Charles I
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B Protestant petition to Charles I presented at Oxford
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Abraham deWicquefort describing the Fronde 1648
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The Apology for the Ormee 1651
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The Venetian Ambassador on the Origins of the Ormée 1652
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The Report of the Baron de Lanta on his visit to the Court 1657
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The Humble Petition and Advice 1657
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Society and culture 16201714
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Ninth letter written to a provincial by one of his
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Sexual offences before the ecclesiastical courts at Stratfordupon
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Visitation articles of the Diocese of Hereford 1662
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A Magistrate at work in Restoration England 16638 8
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Objections to ship money in Kent 1637
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Avoidance of the taille at Lyon 1634
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Regulations for the Hungerford Almshouses at Corsham
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Edict of Louis XIV for the founding of the first Hopital General in Paris 1656 and 1662
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B Edict of 1662
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An Act Against Conjuration Witchcraft etc 1604
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Account of the Expenses of Burning a Witch 1649
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Statement of Marie Nicaise
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The family troubles of William Stout 16911709
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Bossuet and Beuvelet on marriage and the family A Bossuet on marriage and the family 1687
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B Beuvelet on marriage and the family 1669
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Sir Robert Filmer In Praise of the Virtuous Wife n d
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Parliaments and kings 16601714
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Three Official Letters from Colbert A To Chamillart Intendant at Caen
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To Menars Intendant at Paris
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The Exclusion Bill 1680
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Proclamation of the Duke of Monmouth on taking the title of king
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Scots Act of Security 1704
166
The CodePaysan Brittany 1675
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a letter of 1665
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Vaubans memorandum concerning privateering 1695
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Dr Margaret Kekewith is a retired Open University history lecturer who has written on a wide range of subjects from the late middle ages to the nineteenth century.

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