Prosperity and Poverty: Rural Essex 1700 – 1815


Explore rural Essex in the 18th century.

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A.F.J Brown’s book displays a study that helps to explore rural Essex in the 18th century. It provides information on economic developments, changing social relations and religious and political trends.

The main issue exposed within the study shows a divided society where those with money such as landowners and enterprising farmers enjoyed higher status but as the cloth industry collapsed there were also many people living in poverty.

This book draws upon Brown’s vast knowledge as a local history expert to help produce a detailed account of the lives led by different social classes in rural Essex during this time.

Author: A F J Brown


Format:  Paperback

Published: Essex Record Office Publications (1996)

Language: English


ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1898529086

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1898529088


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Weight 580 g


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