North-East England, 1569-1625: Governance, Culture and Identity

North East England Governance Culture and Identity This study of England s north eastern parts examines counties Durham and Northumberland as well as Newcastle upon Tyne with its central theme the extent to which the county gentry and urban elites po

  • Title: North-East England, 1569-1625: Governance, Culture and Identity
  • Author: Diana Newton
  • ISBN: 9781843832546
  • Page: 411
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This study of England s north eastern parts examines counties Durham and Northumberland as well as Newcastle upon Tyne, with its central theme the extent to which the county gentry and urban elites possessed a sense of regional identity It concentrates on these elites social, political, religious and cultural connections which extended beyond the purely administrative juThis study of England s north eastern parts examines counties Durham and Northumberland as well as Newcastle upon Tyne, with its central theme the extent to which the county gentry and urban elites possessed a sense of regional identity It concentrates on these elites social, political, religious and cultural connections which extended beyond the purely administrative jurisdictions of the county or town By concentrating on a series of seismic changes in the area the demise of its great regional magnates, the rapid upsurge of the coal industry and the union of the crowns it offers a distinctive chronological coverage, from the latter half of the sixteenth century through to the early seventeenth century Old stereotypes of the north eastern landed elites as isolated and backward are overturned while their response to state formation reveals their political sophistication Traditional views of the religious conservatism of the north eastern parts are reassessed to demonstrate its multi faceted complexion And contrasting cultural patterns are analysed, through ballad literature, the cult of St Cuthbert and increasing exposure to metropolitan civility , to reveal a series of sub regions within the north eastern reaches of the kingdom Dr DIANA NEWTON is Lecturer in History at the University of Teesside.

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