Title Lords and Landlords: The Aristocracy and the Towns 1774-1967
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition Very Good
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Publisher Leicester Leicester University Press 1980
0718511522 / 9780718511524
Seller ID 005748
Dark brown hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Very good, previous owners name on front endpaper. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Very good, with very light shelfwear. Not price-clipped. 494pp. 45 b/w illustrations. Two of the most outstanding developments in modern English history have been the decline of the aristocracy as the landed, ruling elite, and the rise of a mass urban society. In this book, the author explores the relationship between the aristocracy and the towns over a time-span of nearly two centuries. The general themes are investigated with specific and detailed reference to two case studies: the involvement of the Calthorpe family with the industrial city of Birmingham, and particularly with their own Edgbaston Estate; and the creation by the Dukes of Devonshire of the seaside resort of Eastbourne.