The Emergence of a Ruling Order: English Landed Society, 1650-1750

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This important new study considers how the English landed gentry secured their position of enduring wealth and political power across the century which saw their rise from a provincial social order to the national ruling elite. Dr. Rosenheim explores all aspects of the life of the landed order, whether in the country or in London. He looks at birth, education, marriage, and mobility (both physical and social); at religion and Jacobitism; and at public life in both shire and metropolis. He considers landowners as estate managers and investors; as magistrates and politicians; as students and European travellers; and as spouses and parents; and he explores their involvement in trade and commerce, as well as the exploitation of their estates. The result - integrating social, political, cultural and economic history, and making wide use of specific case studies - offers a searching analysis of the subject. It is also a vivid and entertaining portrait of one of the major formative influences on English culture and on the English landscape.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780582087415
  • Publisher: Pearson Education
  • Publication date: 5/11/1998
  • Series: Studies in Modern History
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.49 (w) x 8.51 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Map
1 Introduction 1
2 Birth, Marriage, and Education 13
3 Agriculture, the Landed Estate, and Business 47
4 The Transformation of County Identity 89
5 Central Government and National Politics 130
6 Cultural Separation and Cultural Identity 174
7 The Influence of the Metropolis 215
8 Conclusion 253
Bibliography 259
Index 282
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