Skip to content
Open global navigation

Cambridge University Press

AcademicLocation selectorSearch toggleMain navigation toggle

Your Cart


You have 0 items in your cart.

Register Sign in Wishlist
The Agrarian History of England and Wales

The Agrarian History of England and Wales
2 Part Set

Volume 5. 1640–1750

$120.00 (R)

Part of Agrarian History of England and Wales

Joan Thirsk, Eric J. Evans, Paul Brassley, David Hey, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, R. C. Richardson, Brian M. Short, J. R. Wordie, V. Harrison, Frank Emery, Peter J. Bowden, Christopher Clay, David W. Howell, J. A. Chartres, Malcolm Thick, M. W. Barley, Peter Smith
View all contributors
  • Date Published: April 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107401181

$120.00 (R)

Add to cart Add to wishlist

Looking for an examination copy?

If you are interested in the title for your course we can consider offering an examination copy. To register your interest please contact providing details of the course you are teaching.

Product filter button
About the Authors
  • Volume V of The Agrarian History of England and Wales was first published in 1984. It was the first detailed study of agriculture and agricultural change in the period 1640 to 1750. It is the work of nineteen specialist scholars who have used original archives in local record offices throughout the kingdom, as well as central records. The volume examines the special economic and social circumstances of these years, and the changing price relationships in agricultural produce. It traces consequent changes in farm profits; the diversification of agriculture; the development of more regional specialisation and horticulture; the development of agricultural policy; the responses of landowners as estate managers and farmers; the elaboration of marketing facilities and of channels of communication for advertising new ways in farming. A richly illustrated account is given of building developments and an appendix contains annual and decennial price and wage increases.

    Customer reviews

    Not yet reviewed

    Be the first to review

    Review was not posted due to profanity


    , create a review

    (If you're not , sign out)

    Please enter the right captcha value
    Please enter a star rating.
    Your review must be a minimum of 12 words.

    How do you rate this item?


    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107401181
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 79 mm
    • weight: 2.03kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Regional Farming Systems: Text figures
    Introduction Joan Thirsk
    Section 1. Northern England:
    1. Cumberland, Westmorland, and Furness Eric J. Evans
    2. Northumberland and Durham Paul Brassley
    3. Yorkshire and Lancashire David Hey
    Section 2. The Midlands:
    4. The East Midlands: Northamptonshire, Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, and Lincolnshire (excluding the Fenland) G. E. Mingay
    5. The North-West Midlands: Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Cheshire, and Shropshire David Hey
    6. The South-West Midlands: Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, and Herefordshire Joan Thirsk
    Section 3. East Anglia, The Home Counties, and the South-East:
    7. East Anglia and the Fens: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Ely, Huntingdonshire, Essex, and the Lincolnshire Fens B. A. Holderness
    8. Metropolitan counties: Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, and Middlesex R. C. Richardson
    9. The South-East: Kent, Surrey, and Sussex Brian M. Short
    Section 4. The South and South-West:
    10. The South: Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Wiltshire, and Hampshire J. R. Wordie
    11. The South-West: Dorset, Somerset, Devon, and Cornwall Giles V. Harrison
    Section 5. Wales:
    12. Wales Frank Emery
    Part II. Agrarian Change:
    13. Agricultural prices, wages, farm profits, and rents Peter J. Bowden
    14. Landlords and estate management in England Christopher Clay
    15. Landlords and estate management in Wales David W. Howell
    16. Agricultural policy: public debate and legislation Joan Thirsk
    Tithes Eric J. Evans
    17. The marketing of agricultural produce J. A. Chartres
    18. Market gardening in England and Wales Malcolm Thick
    19. Agricultural innovations and their diffusion Joan Thirsk
    20. Rural building in England M. W. Barley
    21. Rural building in Wales Peter Smith
    Select bibliography

  • Editor

    Joan Thirsk


    Joan Thirsk, Eric J. Evans, Paul Brassley, David Hey, G. E. Mingay, B. A. Holderness, R. C. Richardson, Brian M. Short, J. R. Wordie, V. Harrison, Frank Emery, Peter J. Bowden, Christopher Clay, David W. Howell, J. A. Chartres, Malcolm Thick, M. W. Barley, Peter Smith

Sign In

Please sign in to access your account


Not already registered? Create an account now. ×

Sorry, this resource is locked

Please register or sign in to request access. If you are having problems accessing these resources please email

Register Sign in
Please note that this file is password protected. You will be asked to input your password on the next screen.

» Proceed

You are now leaving the Cambridge University Press website. Your eBook purchase and download will be completed by our partner Please see the permission section of the catalogue page for details of the print & copy limits on our eBooks.

Continue ×

Continue ×

Continue ×

Find content that relates to you

Back to top

Are you sure you want to delete your account?

This cannot be undone.

Cancel Delete

Thank you for your feedback which will help us improve our service.

If you requested a response, we will make sure to get back to you shortly.

Please fill in the required fields in your feedback submission.