The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707 by Jacqueline Rose

The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707

EditorJacqueline Rose

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Counsel was a fundamental element of the theoretical framework and practical workings of medieval and early modern government. Good rule was to be ensured by governors hearing wise advisers. This process of counsel assumed particular importance in England and Scotland between the 14th and 17thcenturies because of the close adherence to ideas of the common good, commonweal, and community in this period. Yet, major changes in who gave counsel and how it operated were emerging. This volume identifies both the patterns and the moments of change while also recognising continuities. It examines counsel set in the context of Anglo-Scottish warfare, unions of the two nations, the Reformations, and earlycolonising ventures, as well as in the contingent circumstances of individual reigns and long-term evolutions in the nature of government. Examining counsel as ubiquitous yet archivally elusive, this volume uses government records, pamphlets, plays, poetry, histories, and oaths to establish a new framework for understanding advice. As it shows, a widespread belief in good counsel masked fundamental tensions between accountability andsecrecy, inclusive representation and political cohesiveness, and between upholding and restraining sovereign authority.

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Jacqueline Rose is a Lecturer in History at the University of St. Andrews.
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Title:The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:December 31, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Jacqueline Rose: The Problem of Political Counsel in Medieval and Early Modern England and Scotland2. Michael Brown: 'Lele consail for the comoun profite': Kings, Guardians and Councils in the Scottish Kingdom, c.1250-14503. John Watts: Counsel and the King's Council in England, c.1340-c.15404. Jeremy Catto: Counsel and Conscience in Lancastrian England5. Eliza Hartrich: Locality, Polity and the Politics of Counsel: Royal and Urban Councils in England, 1420-14296. Claire Hawes: 'Perverst counsale'? Rebellion, Satire and the Politics of Advice in Fifteenth-Century Scotland7. Richard Rex: Councils, Counsel and Consensus in Henry VIII's Reformation8. Susan Doran: Elizabeth I and Counsel9. Paulina Kewes: 'Jerusalem thou dydst promise to buylde up': Kingship, Counsel and Early Elizabethan Drama10. Alan R. Macdonald: Consultation, Counsel and the 'Early Stuart Period' in Scotland11. Alexander Haskell: Councils, Providence and Political Legitimacy in Early Virginia12. Roger A. Mason: Counsel and Covenant: Aristocratic Conciliarism and the Scottish Revolution13. Jacqueline Rose: Sir Edward Hyde and the Problem of Counsel in Mid-Seventeenth-Century Royalist Thought14. Jacqueline Rose: Councils, Counsel and the Seventeenth-Century Composite State