A Prospering Society
Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages
Author: John Hare
“This book very usefully brings together a large body of evidence from many different archives, and demonstrates the economic opportunities and challenges experienced by the inhabitants of various parts of Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages.”
About the book
This book seeks to explore the changing nature of English society through a case study of countryside and town in southern England during the period from c.1380 to c.1520.
It explores the influence of landscape and population on the agriculture of Wiltshire, the regional patterns of arable and pastoral farming, and the growing contrast between the large-scale mixed farming of the chalklands and the family farms of the claylands. It examines the changing situation of the rural tenant population as it reacted to the greater opportunities available in the land-market.
ISBN: 978-1-902806-85-3 Format: Hardback, 256pp Published: Feb 2012
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