Coke Of Norfolk A Financial And Agricultural Study 1707-1842.




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8vo. 8.75 x 5.75 inches. viii + [vi] + 222 pp. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper, which has a tear and chips at head and tail of spine, with small missing section at top; otherwise a very good copy. Pictorial bookplate of Edward Carpenter, Lydd. Illustrated by frontispiece plate, 5 maps and plans, 18 tables, graph and genealogical table. A work based on the Coke family records and estate papers at Holkham Hall, Norfolk. It examines the estate administration and farm management of two Earls of Leicester, Thomas Coke, first earl (1697-1759) and Thomas William, second earl (1754-1842). The latter was the famous agricultural improver, who instituted the annual sheep shearings at Holkham, which became a major event in the early nineteenth century and were forerunners of the agricultural show. The study was originally made as a Ph.D thesis by the author in 1956. Robert Alexander Clarke Parker (1927-2001) was a history lecturer at the University of Manchester, 1952-57 and a tutor and fellow at Queen's College, Oxford, 1957-97, where, however, his area of study was now inter-war appeasement.

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