The Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London During the Tudor Period

The Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London During the Tudor Period : A Thesis, Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Pennsylvania, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

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Excerpt from The Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London During the Tudor Period: A Thesis, Presented to the Faculty of the Department of Philosophy of the University of Pennsylvania, in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy During the Tudor period London attained that definite preeminence, intellectually, commercially, socially, and polit ically which it has ever since retained. The Lord Mayor and Aldermen are as familiar personages in the Elizabethan drama as they are in the statutes of the realm, in the charters of the commercial companies, in the observation of foreign visitors and in the attention of the sovereign and the privy council. The form of government was by this time definitely established. The city had, however, no especial document which defined its rights and privileges, determined its government, or prescribed the manner of election of its officials. Instead, it had a great body of separate charters which had been granted to it from time to time by succeeding sovereigns, around which many traditions and customs had grown. A survey of these charters, from that of the Conqueror with its meager and indefinite grant, to that of Edward VI with its gift of Southwark, shows how, little by little, the constitutional powers of the city had grown. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 024317649X
  • 9780243176496