London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1996.
Book — 492 p. ; 23 cm.
Part I. The Parliamentary Papers of Nicholas Ferrar, 1624, ed. David R. Ransome: Acknowledgements-- Introduction-- Editorial Conventions-- The Parliamentary Papers of Nicholas Ferrar 1624-- i. Nicholas Ferrar's Diary, 12 February - 5 March 1623/4-- ii. Speeches in Committee-- A. Touching the Oppressions in Matter of Tobacko-- B. Fragment of a Speech by Lord Cavendish 28 April 1624-- iii. Nicholas Ferrar's Diary, May 1624--
Appendix I: Other Diaries of Proceedings in the House of Commons, 1624--
Appendix II: Parliament Men Mentioned in Nicholas Ferrar's Diary-- Part II. The Letters of Sir Cheney Culpeper, 1641-1657, ed. M. J. Braddick and Mark Greengrass: Preface-- Abbreviations-- Genealogical Table: The Immediate Family of Sir Cheney Culpeper-- Introduction-- The Letters of Sir Cheney Culpeper (1641-1657)--Index-- Part III. The Cromwellian Decimation Tax of
1655. The Assessment Lists, ed. J. T. Cliffe: Contents-- Acknowledgements-- Abbreviations-- Introduction-- Appendix: Expenditure on the County Militia-- The Decimation Lists.
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The Camden volumes, published by the Royal Historical Society, offer collections of skilfully edited primary source material for historians. The Camden Miscellany collections contain a variety of shorter documents and papers. This volume comprises seventeenth-century documents on parliamentary and financial matters. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
Suffolk ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1997.
Book — 350 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Pepys and Evelyn first came to know each other during the Second Dutch War (1664-7) when, while the Plague decimated the London they both loved, they were preoccupied with the business of sick and wounded seamen. Nearly 40 years later they were still corresponding, but now exchanging details of remedies for the afflictions of old age. Their friendship, and their relations with others, as recorded in their famous diaries and letters, provide an exceptional opportunity to experience life at the heart of Restoration England and the late-17th century. This volume contains every letter which could be located. The full text is transcribed and annotated, and editorial problems are discussed. Many details of the lives and friendship of Pepys and Evelyn emerge which go unmentioned, or are barely alluded to, in the diaries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
The churchwardens' accounts of Cratfield, Suffolk, 1640-60. Appendices: biographies-- chief inhabitants of Cratfield, 1656-1700-- churchwardens of Cratfield, 1639-1661.
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The rare set of churchwardens' accounts edited here offers a detailed view of life in an East Anglian village during the English civil wars. Their survival is unusual in a time which is considered by many to have experienced a wide-spread breakdown of local government, and they reveal many aspects of early modern life: of particular interest are the costs of war in a village which committed both men and money to Parliament's cause. The introduction recreates the demographic, economic and social structure of early modern Cratfield, and the volume is completed with a number of appendices, including short biographies of those named in the accounts. Lynn A. Botelho is in the Department of History at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
What can we know of the private lives of early British sovereigns? Through the unusually large number of letters that survive from King James VI of Scotland/James I of England (1566-1625), we can know a great deal. Using original letters, primarily from the British Library and the National Library of Scotland, David Bergeron creatively argues that James' correspondence with certain men in his court constitutes a gospel of homoerotic desire. Bergeron grounds his provocative study on an examination of the tradition of letter writing during the Renaissance and draws a connection between homosexual desire and letter writing during that historical period. King James, commissioner of the Bible translation that bears his name, corresponded with three principal male favourites - Esme Stuart (Lennox), Robert Carr (Somerset) and George Villiers (Buckingham). Esme Stuart, James' older French cousin, arrived in Scotland in 1579 and became an intimate adviser and friend to the adolescent king. Though Esme was eventually forced into exile by Scottish nobles, his letters to James survive, as does James' hauntingly allegorical poem "Phoenix". The king's close relationship with Carr began in 1607. James' letters to an imprisoned Carr reveal remarkable outbursts of sexual frustration and passion. A large collection of letters exchanged between James and Buckingham in the 1620s provides the clearest evidence for James' homoerotic desires. During a protracted separation in 1623, letters between the two raced back and forth. These artful, self-conscious letters explore themes of absence, the pleasure of letters, and a preoccupation with the body. Familial and sexual terms become wonderfully intertwined, as when James greets Buckingham as "my sweet child and wife". "King James and Letters of Homoerotic Desire" presents a modern-spelling edition of 75 letters exchanged between Buckingham and James. Across the centuries, commentators have condemned the letters as indecent or respulsive. Bergeron argues that on the contrary they reveal an inward desire of king and subject in a mutual exchange of love. (source: Nielsen Book Data)