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The Farmers of Old England

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ISBN 9781032470689
April 1, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
196 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1973, this book tells the story of the English countryside and its inhabitants between 1560 and 1760; the time when British agriculture became the wonder and envy of the world. The history of the land itself is covered, as well as farming techniques and a farming as a business. The day-to-day existence of rural people, their ambitions and conditions of work are brought to life. The book distils the history of rural England and takes the reader to the heart of England itself.

Table of Contents

1. The Countryside 2. The Countrymen 3. The Farming Countries 4. The Great Inventions 5. An Opulent People.

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Eric Kerridge was Emeritus Professor at the University of Bangor.


‘Eric Kerridge’s delightfully written Farmers of Old England represents a refreshing change, being at the same time a scholarly and eminently readable book…There is little in Kerridge’s book which merits adverse criticism.’ R. Colyer, Agricultural History, Vol 49, No. 4.