This economic, social and cultural analysis of the nature and variety of production and consumption activities in households in Kent and Cornwall yields important new insights on the transition to capitalism in England.
'The analysis … is the most sophisticated yet undertaken of these wonderful … records.' - Southern History
1. Household Economies and Economic Development in Early Modern England 2. Probate Inventories 3. Household Production 4. By-Employment, Women's Work and 'Unproductive' Households 5. The Material Culture of Consumption 6. Rooms and Room-Use 7. Wealth, Occupation, Status and Location 8. Conclusion