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date: 14 November 2019

Local Government 

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

As both a subject for historical study and a career, local government currently has a reputation for dullness. Nevertheless, some understanding of the evolution of local government is essential for the student who wishes to make sense of its records, and the history of local government itself is worthy of study for what it can tell us about the concerns and aspirations of individual communities.... ...

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