By Mark A. Kishlansky
Parliamentary choice examines the method in which individuals of Parliament have been selected within the interval among the reigns of Elizabeth I and William III. through concentrating on the character of the choice method, instead of on its effects, Professor Kishlansky uncovers a basic transformation in assumptions approximately political behaviour within the early smooth interval. until eventually the time of the English Revolution, collection of individuals of Parliament used to be a social strategy ruled through situation approximately rank and standing, own honor, and neighborhood harmony. County elites equipped their decisions to mirror the realities in their neighborhood social buildings, accounting for the effect of the county peerage and bigger gentry. Borough elites used neighborhood consumers, officeholders, and denizens for nominations to their locations. In either county and borough the primary of parliamentary choice was once non-competitive selection.
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