Tea will be served from 16:45
Suggested preparatory reading:
Mark Goldie, ‘The Unacknowledged Republic: Officeholding in Early Modern England’, in Tim Harris (ed.), The Politics of the Excluded, c.1500-1800 (2001), 153-194; Jonathan Barry, ‘Civility and Civic Culture in Early Modern England: The Meanings of Urban Freedom’, in Peter Burke et al. (eds.), Civil Histories (2000), 181-196; Phil Withington, The Politics of Commonwealth: Citizens and Freemen in Early Modern England (2005), ch. 4.