English Farming Past and Present


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English Farming Past and Present. By The Right Honourable Lord Ernle. Published 1922. The history of English farming from the manorial system to the early twentieth century. This study includes- The manorial system of farming, farming for profit; pasture & sheep grazing (1485-1558), farming under the first Stewarts and the commonwealth, Jethro Tull & Lord Townsend (1700-1760), enclosures, English Corn Laws, rural population (1780-1813), tithes, the effects of war and state control plus many other subjects. Also includes tables of weekly wages (by county) of Ag-Labs for various years between 1768 and 1920. An essential book for any historians with agricultural labourer ancestors.

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