The Great Landowners of East Yorkshire 1530-1910 - Barbara EnglishNew York, London, Toronto, Sydney, Tokyo & Singapore: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1990, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Top edge of the text block slightly spotted, a decent copy otherwise.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Facsimiles; Tables;
From the cover: “Landowners dominated English history for hundreds of years, for land was considered the primary basis of power. This study, based on a wide range of sources, identifies the ten principal landowning families of the East Riding of Yorkshire at fifty-year intervals, from 1530 to 1910. From that base it analyses the rise and fall of the twenty-two families that made up the whole set over 400 years: shows how they grew rich and how they failed, and how other families ascended to take their places. The openness of the landed elite is discussed. The study examines the landowners’ finances, the family settlements that kept their estates together, their land and how they farmed it, how they lived in their great country houses, and their relationship with the state and with each other. The author constructs a general methodology from her regional study which is applicable to English landowning classes in general.”