The Aristocracy in England, 1660-1914

  • Publish Date: 1986-11-13
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: J. V. Beckett
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This history traces the role, identity, function and significance of the English aristocracy from the Restoration to World War I. The book answers one of the most intriguing historical questions of modern times - how was it possible for a landed aristocracy with a rural power base to maintain its political and social position in the first industrialized nation? This new edition contains a full, up-to-date bibliography.