Review of The gentry in England and Wales 1500-1700, by Heal, F. and Holmes, C., eds.
Marshall, Peter (1996) Review of The gentry in England and Wales 1500-1700, by Heal, F. and Holmes, C., eds. Sixteenth Century Journal, Vol.27 (No.1). pp. 261-262. ISSN 0361-0160Full text not available from this repository.
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Thirty years after the appearance of Lawrence Stone's seminal study of the crisis of the English aristocracy, Heal and Holmes have produced a much-needed general work on that much larger group within the landowning elite, the "lesser nobility" or "gentry." They have not, of course, had to work from a zero base. The last few decades have seen a number of important local, particularly county-based, studies appear. But this book is no work of bland synthesis. Rather, it guides the reader through an impressive reconstruction of a mental world.
|Item Type:||Book Review|
|Subjects:||D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > History|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Gentry -- England -- History -- 16th century, Gentry -- England -- History -- 17th century, Gentry -- Wales -- History -- 16th century, Gentry -- Wales -- History -- 17th century|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Sixteenth Century Journal|
|Publisher:||Sixteenth Century Journal Publishers, Inc.|
|Book Title:||The Gentry in England and Wales 1500-1700|
|Page Range:||pp. 261-262|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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