Court Patronage And Corruption In Early Stuart England
|Author||Linda Levy Peck|
|Release Date||29 August 2003|
|Rating||4/5 from 21 reviews|
This wide-ranging volume goes to the heart of the revisionist debate about the crisis of government that led to the English Civil War. The author tackles questions about the patronage that structured early modern society, arguing that the increase in royal bounty in the early seventeenth century redefined the corrupt practices that characterized early modern administration.