Books to explore
Author: Elizabeth Griffiths
The Norfolk Gentry and their Estates c.1450–1700
Author: Malcolm Thick
William Ellis, who lived and farmed at Little Gaddesden in Hertfordshire in the first half of the eighteenth century (d. 1759), is an important figure in English agricultural history.
Author: John Hare
Wiltshire in the later Middle Ages
Author: Ronan O'Donnell
Transformations in the rural landscape of post-medieval north-east England.
Author: Sarah Holland
This book investigates what a case study of a northern market town and its rural hinterland can tell us about village differentiation, exploring how and why rural communities developed in what was chiefly an industrial region and, notably, how the relationship between town and country influenced rural communities.
Editor: James P Bowen , A.T. Brown
This book has an intentionally broad chronological span, ranging from the thirteenth century through to the eighteenth, exploring the interactions between custom and commercialisation during a key period in the economic development of English rural society.
Editor: Richard Jones , Christopher Dyer
Joan Thirsk was the leading English agrarian historian of the late 20th century. This book is based on a conference held in her honour that was intended not to look back but rather to identify her relevance for historians now, and to present new work influenced and inspired by her.
Author: Mandy de Belin
“This meticulously researched and much-needed study explores the shift from deer- to fox-hunting from the early seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century and its effects on the landscape of Northamptonshire.” Amanda Richardson, Landscape History
Author: John Mullan , Richard Britnell
Trends and local variations in the peasant land market on the Winchester bishopric estates, 1263-1415.
Author: Susan Oosthuizen
The origin and development of Cambridgeshire's medieval fields
Author: Celia Cordle
Hop cultivation in Wealden Kent and hop marketing in Southwark, 1744–2000
Author: Susan Kilby
This compelling new study forms part of a new wave of scholarship on the medieval rural environment in which the focus moves beyond purely socio-economic concerns to incorporate the lived experience of peasants.
Author: Tom Williamson , Gerry Barnes
This important volume will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of the English countryside, nature conservation and environmental history.
Author: Patricia Croot
This detailed and original study of early-modern agrarian society in the Somerset Levels examines the small landholders in a group of sixteen contiguous parishes in the area known as Brent Marsh.