London and the Outbreak of the Puritan Revolution: City Government and National Politics, 1625-43

London and the Outbreak of the Puritan Revolution: City Government and National Politics, 1625-43

London and the Outbreak of the Puritan Revolution: City Government and National Politics, 1625-43

London and the Outbreak of the Puritan Revolution: City Government and National Politics, 1625-43

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I wish to thank the Principals and Fellows of St. Anne's and St. Hugh's Colleges, Oxford, the Trustees of the Eileen Power Studentship, and the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers, for the research studentships and awards which made it possible to undertake this work at Oxford.

Much of the research was done at the Guildhall Library and Record Office of the City of London, and I am grateful for the patient help and advice of Mr. P. E. Jones, Deputy Keeper of the Records, Dr. A. E. J. Hollaender, Assistant Librarian, and other members of the staff. I must also thank the many other libraries in Oxford and London from whom I have received help. I have benefited from discussions with Mr. T. F. Reddaway, Mr. J. Safford, Dr. C. V. Wedgwood, Professor C. M. Williams, and Miss D. Williams. Professor R. H. Tawney read an earlier draft of the work; like so many students, I am indebted to him and also to Professor W. Notestein for advice and suggestions arising in both from a lifetime of scholarship devoted to the period. I am most grateful to Mr. Christopher Hill for his invaluable help from the earliest days of this work and for reading the typescript. I am also greatly indebted to Professor H. R. Trevor-Roper, who made valuable suggestions about the plan of the book. I have benefited very much, as have many others, from his encouragement and his generosity in sharing ideas and suggesting sources. Above all, my greatest debt is to my husband. The interpretation which I present in this book and any errors in it which remain are my own.

I have modernized the spelling, punctuation, and capitalization of quotations, but not of titles of books and pamphlets.

V. P.

October 1959 . . .

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