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Journal Article
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Robertson, James
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of History
Article Title
Stuart London and the idea of a royal capital city
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Renaissance Studies
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Date of Publication
2001
Volume ID
15
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37-58
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Abstract
Charles I and James I developed ambitious plans for London to serve as the 'capital city'. These schemes clashed with Londoners' understandings of their city. Royal proposals to reshape Dublin, York, and Edinburgh managed to do more, but the wider expectations for London are shown in the echoes of London in the new colonial capitals established across the Atlantic in the 1620s and 1630s. With the Civil Wars, royal views of London changed and were not restored at the Restoration.....
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