The Gentry: Stories of the English

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The Gentry: Stories of the English

by Adam Nicolson

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They may well be ''a nation of shopkeepers'', but for generations England was a country dominated by its middling families, rooted on their land, in their locality, with a healthy interest in turning a profit from their property and a deep distrust of the centralised state. The virtues we may all believe to be part of the English culture -- honesty , affability, courtesy, liberality -- each of these has their source in gentry life cultivated over five hundred years. These folk were the backbone of England.

Adam Nicolson''s riveting new book concentrates on fourteen families with a time-span from 1400 to the present day. From the medieval gung-ho of the Plumpton family to the high-seas adventures of the Lascelles in the 18th-century, to more modern examples, the book provides a chronological picture of the English, seen through these intimate, passionate, powerful stories of family saga. The families have been selected from all over the country and range from the famous to the unknown. Some families are divided by politics, such as the family that took different sides in the Reformation; others destroy their inheritance through reckless gambling or investments. All of them are vivid depictions of the life and code of the gentry, and have left deep archives of family papers which the author has been able to use, often for the very first time.

THE GENTRY is first and foremost a wonderful sweep of English history. It presents a convincing argument on what has created the distinctive English character but with the sheer readability of an epic novel.

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The author discovers families from all over England, tracing their stories from the 15th century until today, so that the reader feels they are living among them. Fine condition harback in fine dust jacket. 460 pages. gentry families 9780007335497.

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460 pages. Hardcover, bound in blue cloth covered boards and wrapped in an illustrated paper dustjacket. Very slight wear to the edges of the dustjacket from shelving. Else, a tight binding with a clean interior. Text in English.

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Some bumping to corners and slight edge wear to wrapper, 460pp including notes and index. The history of the landed upper-middle class from the fifteenth century until today, told in the story of fourteen families.

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320 p. With index.

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