The World of the Favourite

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Yale University Press, 1999 - History - 320 pages
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"Observers in England, Spain, France and many other European states in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries grew increasingly alarmed by the growing influence of favourites, or minister-favourites. These individuals appeared to be usurping powers and duties normally exercised by monarchs. In this pioneering book, a team of international scholars considers the emergence of favourites in Europe."--BOOK JACKET.

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Elliott, Regius Professor Emeritus of modern history, Oxford, and Brockliss, a reader in modern history and fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, have assembled a series of essays that grew out of a ... Read full review

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J. H. Elliott is Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Oxford.

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