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Sociability and Power in Late-Stuart England: the Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

The seventeenth-century Verneys of Claydon House, Buckinghamshire are probably the best documented of all Stuart gentry families, their archives frequently exploited by historians. Their letters enliven general narratives from S.R. Gardiner’s civil war volumes onwards, and their papers have been more comprehensively mobilised in an exemplary case study by John Broad of the economic fortunesContinue reading “Sociability and Power in Late-Stuart England: the Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720”