The Parliamentary Diary of Sir Edward Knatchbull, 1722–1730
Third Series. Vol XCIV
The diary Edward Knatchbull began when he was re-elected to Parliament in 1722 documents his change of political heart – from Tory to Whig – under the influence of Walpole. With supplementary material and a subject index to debates. No jacket. Uncut pages.
Camden Miscellany. Vol XXIII
Fourth series. Vol 7
I: The Accounts of John Balsall, Purser of the Trinity of Bristol, 1480–1, ed. TF Reddaway and AA Ruddock. II: An Anonymous Parliamentary Diary, 1705–6, ed. WA Speck. III: Leicester House Politics, 1750–60, from the papers of John, Second Earl of Egmont, ed. AN Newman. IV: Parliamentary Diaries of Nathaniel Ryder, 1764–7, ed. PDG Thomas.
Gentlemen of Science:
Early Correspondence of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (Fourth Series, Vol 30)
Of great significance for the student of early Victorian science, this collection comprises some 294 letters, focusing primarily on the correspondence of William Vernon Harcourt (1789-1871).
War, Politics and Finance in Late Medieval English Towns
Bristol, York and the Crown, 1350–1400
The strengthening of ties between crown and locality in England in the 14th century is epitomized by the relationships between two of the largest and wealthiest urban communities (York and Bristol) and the crown. This book combines a detailed study of the individuals who ruled Bristol and York at the time with analysis of the language of politics, thus offering a new perspective on relations between town and crown in late medieval England. Slightly off-mint.
Liberalism and Local Government in Early Victorian London
In this study, Weinstein considers the development of London's liberal political culture between the general election of 1832 and the establishment of the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1855. He offers a fresh interpretation of the city's political life, arguing that Whiggery was a potent force, exerting a 'powerful "negative influence" on the construction of early Victorian metropolitan radical identity'.