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The ‘Renowned Man of Letters’

Tracey A. Sowerby

in Renaissance and Reform in Tudor England: The Careers of Sir Richard Morison

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199584635
eISBN:
9780191723162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584635.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter returns to the theme of Morison's scholarly interests and briefly examines his international reputation as a humanist of some note. The main focus is Morison's collection of books. At ... More


The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750

Henry French and Richard Hoyle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719051081
eISBN:
9781781700716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719051081.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book uses a study of a north Essex village to make a contribution to our knowledge of England between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. Earls Colne has been well known to historians as the ... More


Levelling Quakers?

ADRIAN DAVIES

in The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses evidence on how the Quaker creed was a levelling one. These include the dismissal of social conventions and the ... More


Enclosure and Depopulation

Robert C. Allen

in Enclosure and the Yeoman: The Agricultural Development of the South Midlands 1450-1850

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198282969
eISBN:
9780191684425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198282969.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Aside from being disruptive in the midlands (a topic discussed in Chapter 2), it has been determined that enclosure is the oldest explanation for the destruction of the English peasantry. This ... More


“A Sett of Possitive Obstinate People”: Missionary Encounters on Codrington Plantation

Travis Glasson

in Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery in the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199773961
eISBN:
9780199919017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773961.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Between 1710 and 1838, the SPG owned a Barbados sugar plantation and hundreds of enslaved people. Its donor intended Codrington plantation to fund the creation and maintenance of a college. The ... More


Social Functions

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses that from the sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, ownership of a country seat, from whose ranks the ruling class was drawn, was an essential qualification for ... More


The land market quantified

H. R. French and R. W. Hoyle

in The Character of English Rural Society: Earls Colne, 1550-1750

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719051081
eISBN:
9781781700716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719051081.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter shows that a great deal of land was bought and sold in every decade, but, on a numerical calculation, especially in the 1630s. On the other hand, the retention of land for three or four ... More


Locating the Public

Robert Tittler

in Portraits, Painters, and Publics in Provincial England, 1540-1640

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199585601
eISBN:
9780191804526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199585601.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter seeks to identify the emerging portrait public in its intellectual, social, and geographic dimensions. It begins by observing the intellectual impetus for some of the emerging interest ... More


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