Black, Shirley Burgoyne Books

Local Government, Law and Order in a Pre-Reform English Parish, 1790-1834
1993 0-7734-9239-9
A closely-focused study examining all aspects of control in a pre-Reform English parish in Kent. Examines both civil and ecclesiastical controls; institutions outside both such as village inns, schools, friendly societies, etc.; individuals involved, from the local squire and parson to highway surveyors. Also summarises the implications of the study for the traditional view of pre-reform local government.