1st Edition

English Peasant Farming The Agrarian history of Lincolnshire from Tudor to Recent Times

By Joan Thirsk Copyright 2006
    376 Pages
    by Routledge

    378 Pages
    by Routledge

    English society until the mid-eighteenth century was a predominantly rural and a peasant society. Yet we know surprisingly little about peasant life. This volume originally published in 1957, presents the agrarian history of Lincolnshire from Tudor to recent times.


    1. Fenland farming in the sixteenth century

    2. The Marshland in the sixteenth century

    3. The chalk and limestone uplands in the sixteenth century

    4. The Lincolnshire claylands and miscellaneous soils in the sixteenth century

    5. The Fenland, 1600-1740

    6. The Marshland, 1600-1740

    7. The Uplands, 1600-1740

    8. The Claylands and miscellaneous soils, 1600-1740

    9. Population and prosperity, 1740-1870

    10. the Fenland, 1740-1870

    11. The Marshland, 1740-1870

    12. The Uplands, 1740-1870

    13. The Clays and miscellaneous soils, 1740-1870

    14. Lincolnshire agriculture and rural society, 1870-1914


    Joan Thrisk Senior Research Fellow in English Agrarian History, University of Leicester