Local Government

  • Ken Powell
  • Chris Cook
Part of the Palgrave Historical and Political Facts book series (PHPF)


‘In the Elizabethan period most of the population did not come into direct contact with the central authorities at all. For the great majority of the Queen’s subjects it was local officials, especially the justices of the peace, who de­termined their fates.’1


Local Government Privy Council Henry VIII Local Justice Customary Court 
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Local Government

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  • Ken Powell
  • Chris Cook

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