Chapter 6. County Government in England

  1. Robert Tittler and
  2. Norman Jones
  1. Steve Hindle

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470997109.ch7

A Companion to Tudor Britain

A Companion to Tudor Britain

How to Cite

Hindle, S. (2004) County Government in England, in A Companion to Tudor Britain (eds R. Tittler and N. Jones), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470997109.ch7

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631236184

Online ISBN: 9780470997109



  • county government;
  • political participation;
  • social profile of participation;
  • circuits of authority;
  • crown-peripheries relationship


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Bearing Rule: The Social Profile of Participation in Local Government

  • Chains of Command: The Exercise of Authority in the Localities

  • Circuits of Authority: The Relationship between Crown and the Peripheries

  • Conclusion: Self-Government at the King's Command