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Gentry culture and the politics of religionCheshire on the eve of civil war$
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Richard Cust and Peter Lake

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526114402

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526114426

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The governance of the shire

The governance of the shire

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Gentry culture and the politics of religion

Richard Cust

Peter Lake

Manchester University Press

This chapter investigates the principles that shaped the service of the ‘public man’ in early Stuart Cheshire and the ways in which this influenced local government. It also explores the archetype of the ‘godly magistrate’ and the culture wars waged by such men, in alliance with puritan ministers, against profane and ungodly practices.

Keywords:   public man, Cheshire, local government, godly magistrate, culture wars, puritan ministers

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