The Rural Economy of England

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Bloomsbury Academic, 1984 - History - 420 pages
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No one has done more to emphasise the significance of the land in early modern England that Joan Thirsk, whose writings are both an important contribution to its history and point the way for future research. The subjects of this collection include the origin and nature of the common fields, Tudor enclosures, the Commonwealth confiscation of Royalist land and its subsequent return after the Restoration, inheritance customs, and the role of industries in the rural economy, among them stocking knitting.

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Joan Thirsk is the UK's leading historian of agriculture. She is the author of Alternative Agriculture: A History.

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