Transforming English Rural Society by John Broad
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Transforming English Rural Society
By John Broad

Transforming English Rural Society

The Verneys and the Claydons, 1600-1820

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Transforming English Rural Society by John Broad

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Between 1540 and 1920 the English elite transformed the countryside and landscape by building up landed estates which were concentrated around their country houses. John Broad's study of the Verney family of Middle Claydon in Buckinghamshire demonstrates two sides of that process. Charting the family's rise to wealth impelled by a strong dynastic imperative, Broad shows how the Verneys sought out heiress marriages to expand wealth and income. In parallel, he shows how the family managed its estates to maximize income and transformed three local village communities, creating a pattern of 'open' and 'closed' villages familiar to nineteenth-century commentators. Based on the formidable Verney family archive with its abundant correspondence, this book also examines the world of poor relief, farming families as well as strategies for estate expansion and social enhancement. It will appeal to anyone interested in the English countryside as a dynamic force in social and economic history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521041980
ISBN-10: 0521041988
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Pages: 312
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1705-15 by John Broad Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1705-15, Hardback (November 2012)

Transcriptions of the summary returns illuminate the life of the Archdeaconries of Stow and Lincoln in the early eighteenth century, providing detailed information about the villages: their population, religious affiliations, schooling, charities, and church attendance.

Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15 by John Broad Bishop Wake's Summary of Visitation Returns from the Diocese of Lincoln 1706-15, Hardback (November 2012)

Transcriptions of the summary returns illuminate the life of the Archdeaconries of Huntingdon, Bedford, Leicester and Buckingham in the early eighteenth century, providing detailed information about the villages: their population, religious affiliations, schooling, charities, and church attendance.

Transforming English Rural Society by John Broad Transforming English Rural Society, Hardback (April 2004)

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Author Biography - John Broad

John Broad is Principal Lecturer in History at the London Metropolitan University.

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