Tudor And Stuart Devon
The Common Estate and Government
Edited by Audrey Erskine, Todd Gray and Margery Rowe
A collection of essays on the theme of Tudor and Stuart Devon. Subjects studied include Katherine Courtney, Countess of Devon; tinworking in four Devon stannaries; the legislative activities of local MPs during the reign of Elizabeth; landed society and the emergence of the country house; North Devon maritime enterprise; English wine imports, with special reference to the Devon ports- fishing and the commercial world of early Stuart Dartmouth; the clergy in Devon, 1641-1661.
Frank Barlow, David Dean, Audrey Erskine, Ian Gowers, Alison Grant, Todd Gray, Tom Greeves, Ian Maxted, Steven Pugsley, William Ravenhill, Margery Rowe, W. B. Stephens and Margaret Westcott
"...these essays offer evidence of the vitality of local and regional history; and that is something for which all those interested in how the past has shaped the present can be deeply grateful." (Archives) "That some of the chapters in this attractive book invite further questions, besides those which they answer, is a tribute to the stimulating character of such an immensely well-deserved presentation." (G.E. Aylmer, Journal of the Society of Archivists) "..fulfils its twin functions of promoting local history as it celebrates the work of Joyce Youings. ... The volume is a valuable resource for researchers, but it remains the model of a well-produced thematic collection." (Sixteenth Century Journal)