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date: 16 October 2019

Central Government, Courts, and Taxation 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History
Author(s):
R. W. HoyleR. W. Hoyle

Central Government Central government may be readily defined as the central executive of government (the council or Cabinet), the revenue and disbursing departments, Parliament, the government departments concerned with defence, and the law courts. Until the 18th century the royal household ought to be included as an additional element. Generally, central government was located in Westminster, but it has also had its provincial offshoots—in York and Ludlow before ... ...

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