The secretaries of state, 1681-1782 [electronic resource] / by Mark A. Thomson
- Thomson, Mark Alméras
- Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
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- Published in 1968: While giving a lucid account of the functions and difficulties of the office of Principal Secretary, the author shows clearly how the retention of this position was a characteristic example of the English habit of clinging to old forms in political matters long after these forms have ceased to bear any relationship to reality. Originally a clerk in the King's private household and writer of his letters, by the end of the seventeenth century the position had become a political office, second only in importance to that of Lord High Treasurer.
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- First published in 1932 by Frank Cass and Company Limited by arrangement with The Clarendon Press.
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