1688–1988 pp 41-56 | Cite as

Change in Local Government

  • Nicholas Deakin


In the lengthy catalogue of grievances drawn up by his ungrateful former subjects shortly after his hasty departure for France, James II’s repression of municipal corporations does not feature prominently. Nevertheless, it found its place on the roll of dishonour contained in the Declaration of Rights; and has generally been taken as typical of the attitudes of the Stuart Kings towards all those institutions that offered any form of systematic resistance to their concept of absolute rule.1


Local Government Public Sector Local Authority Public Sector Union Municipal Corporation 
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