Ecclesiastical Patronage in England, 1770-1801

Ecclesiastical Patronage in England, 1770-1801

A Study of Four Family and Political Networks

eBook - 2010
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This book examines Church patronage in late-eighteenth century Britain, during the administrations of Lord North (1770-1782) and the first government of William Pitt the Younger (1783-1801). The clergy were one of the foremost of the Hanoverian professions, with its patronage a source of interest to the King, politicians, the landed elite and the universities. By concentrating on the appointments of clergy below the bench of bishops, the book gives a clear account of the complex relationships and criteria which underlay the four patronage networks. It will greatly increase our understanding of.
Publisher: Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
ISBN: 9780773429925
0773429921
0773437894
9780773437890
Characteristics: 1 online resource (374 pages)

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