Local Identities in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

Hardcover | December 15, 2007

EditorNorman L. Jones, Daniel Woolf

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It is axiomatic that English people came to understand their places in society differently by the late seventeenth century. This collection explores how that happened by exploring how membership in communities was defined, and how individuals and corporate groups acted out their understanding of their places in society. Keith Wrightson’s powerful exploration of how concepts of neighborliness evolved as the economy changed is joined with Marjorie K. McIntosh’s work on changing identity politics in market towns. The confusions over identity and community inherent in border towns are taken up by K.J. Kesselring, while David Dean examines the mnemonic devices used in the Elizabethan Lottery to understand how people saw their communities. The overlapping worlds of London, Court and country are portrayed by Alexandra Johnston and Joseph Ward, while Catherine Patterson looks at the rhetoric of urban magistracy. The complexity of London’s communities is explored by Shannon McSheffrey in her work on the liminal place of the late medieval clergy and sexual morality; by Ian Archer in his portrait of the charity of London widows; and by Paul Griffiths in a concluding chapter on the rhetorics of London’s civil and religious identity, as seen in the discussions of growth that swirled around the building of Bridewell Hospital.

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It is axiomatic that English people came to understand their places in society differently by the late seventeenth century. This collection explores how that happened by exploring how membership in communities was defined, and how individuals and corporate groups acted out their understanding of their places in society. Keith Wrightson...

NORMAN L. JONES is Professor and Chair of History at Utah State University. He has held visiting fellowships at Harvard University, the Huntington Library, and Christ Church and Lincoln College, Oxford. His publications include Faith by Statute. Parliament and the Settlement of Religion, 1559 (1982), God and the Moneylenders. Usury an...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.33 × 5.77 × 0.78 inPublished:December 15, 2007Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Notes on Contributors * Robert Tittler: An Appreciation * Introduction; N.L.Jones & D.Woolf * The 'decline of neighbourliness' revisited; K.Wrightson * Whoring Priests and Godly Citizens: Law, Morality, and Clerical Sexual Misconduct in Late Medieval London; S.McSheffrey * Locals, Outsiders, and Identity in English Market Towns, 1290-1620; M.K.McIntosh * 'Berwick is our England': Local and National Identities in an Elizabethan Border Town; K.J.Kesselring * The Alehousekeeper's Revenge: London's Role in the Reformation Process in a Lancashire Parish; J.P.Ward * Sir Francis Knollys and his Progeny: Court and Country in the Thames Valley; A.F.Johnston * Married to the Town: Francis Parlett's Rhetoric of Urban Magistracy in Early Modern England; C.F.Patterson * The Charity of London Widows in the Later Sixteenth and Early Seventeenth Centuries; I.W.Archer * Locality and Self in the Elizabethan Lottery of the 1560s; D.Dean * Building Bridewell: London's Self-Images, 1550-1640; P.Griffiths