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Managing for Posterity
Managing for Posterity

Managing for Posterity

The Norfolk gentry and their estates c.1450-1700


Studies in Regional and Local History


256 Pages, 6.75 x 9.75

Formats: Trade Paper, Cloth, EPUB, PDF

Cloth, $79.95 (US $79.95) (CA $107.95)

Publication Date: May 2022

ISBN 9781912260447

Rights: WOR X UK & EUR

University Hertfordshire Press (May 2022)
University Of Hertfordshire Press


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This volume offers new perspectives on the history of estate management, notably the role of women, the relationship with local communities, and sustainability in agriculture through the example of the Le Strange family, the longest surviving gentry family in Norfolk, still maintaining and prospering on their estate at Hunstanton after 700 years.

Author Biography

Jane Whittle is Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Exeter and Series Editor of Studies in Regional and Local History for University of Hertfordshire Press. Elizabeth Griffiths was an honorary research fellow at University of Exeter and co-author, with Jane Whittle, of Consumption and Gender in the Early Seventeenth Century Household: The World of Alice Le Strange (OUP, 2012).