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The Midland Peasant

By (author) W. G. Hoskins
Genres: Local history
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press Ltd, Stroud, United Kingdom
Imprint: Phillimore & Co Ltd
Published: 1st Aug 2008
Dimensions: w 167mm h 243mm d 25mm
Weight: 836g
ISBN-10: 186077525X
ISBN-13: 9781860775253
Barcode No: 9781860775253
The Midland Peasant, one of Hoskins' most admired works, portrays, with the aid of local records, a monumentally stable peasant society, which greatly strengthened its roots during the 16th and 17th centuries. English agrarian life in this period is seen through Wigston Magna in Leicestershire, one of the largest villages in the Midlands, and the free peasantry were the largest single class within it. An open-field village of the 'classic' type, its three fields remained unchanged until their disappearance in 1766.

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