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The Rural World 1780-1850 Social Change in the English Countryside by Pamela Horn
  

The Rural World 1780-1850 Social Change in the English Countryside

Part of the Routledge Library Editions: Rural History Series

Synopsis

The Rural World 1780-1850 Social Change in the English Countryside by Pamela Horn

In this book, first published in 1980, the author draws a vivid picture of what country life was like for the vast majority of English villagers - agricultural labourers, craftsmen and small farmers - during a period of rapid agricultural development. This study analyses the influence of the enclosure movement on farming methods and on the structure of village life, and examines the devastating effects of the Napoleonic wars on English society. The Rural World is based on a wide range of sources, including parliamentary papers, contemporary letters, diaries and account books, and official records such as those relating to the Poor Law and the courts. It provides a fascinating overview of all aspects of rural life - from employment to home conditions, education, charity, crime, the role of religion and the influence of politics - during a critical period in English history.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2017

Author

Pamela Horn

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
334 pages

Categories

Social & cultural history

Rural communities

ISBN

9781138733909

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