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Transforming English Rural Society: The Verneys and the Claydons, 1600 1820 John Broad

Transforming English Rural Society: The Verneys and the Claydons, 1600 1820

John Broad

Published October 1st 2007
ISBN : 9780521041980
Paperback
312 pages
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John Broad explores the rise and fall of the Verney family of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, demonstrating the familys rise to wealth as motivated by a strong dynastic imperative. He reveals how the family managed its estates to maximize incomeMoreJohn Broad explores the rise and fall of the Verney family of Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, demonstrating the familys rise to wealth as motivated by a strong dynastic imperative. He reveals how the family managed its estates to maximize income and used its wealth to transform the Claydon villages and landscape, creating a pattern of open and closed parishes. Based on the formidable Verney family archive with its abundant correspondence, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the English countryside as a dynamic force in English social, economic and demographic history.