Locality, Polity and the Politics of Counsel: Royal and Urban Councils in England, 1420-1429

Hartrich, Eliza (2016) Locality, Polity and the Politics of Counsel: Royal and Urban Councils in England, 1420-1429. In: The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707. Proceedings of the British Academy, 204 . Oxford University Press, pp. 101-116. ISBN 978-0-19-726603-8

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Abstract

In her article of 1988 on ‘Community, Council and Representation’ for the Cambridge History of Medieval Political Thought, Jeannine Quillet draws a distinction between the functions exercised by monarchical and municipal councils in medieval Europe. The former, characterised by the royal councils of France and England, are depicted as less formal bodies that advise the king and provide moral guidance for his political actions. They have no authority independent of the king, and cannot make decisions of their own accord. Municipal councils, exemplified by the northern Italian communes, are another animal entirely. These bodies are defined by their executive and representative functions—council members, acting on behalf of the community of the city as a whole, make decisions for the common welfare and elect civic officials. While royal councils counsel and do not act, municipal councils act but do not counsel.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: in Jacqueline Rose (ed.), The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland 1286-1707 (2016)
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
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Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2019 09:30
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 11:20
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/69961
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