Strange Origins of One of the Earliest Modern Democracies

Book - 2010
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Until 1832 the small towns of England were ruled by a curious set of institutions. These included the local Church of England and its vestry, and the unelected and self-appointing local government. They also had vigorous campaigns for election to the House of Commons, and public voting, characterised by virulent free speech and the occasional riot. How would these institutions transfer to Britain's colonies?
Publisher: Kent Town, South Australia : Wakefield Press, 2010.
ISBN: 9781862548930
Characteristics: viii, 311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm.


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