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|Title:||The English : A Social History 1066-1945|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Large hardcover|
|Published By:||Grafton Books|
|Size (mm):||180 w x 255 h x 50 d|
Immaculate original condition, light wear and damage to dust jacket, otherwise as new. Images depict all need to know details.
Records the daily life of the English people from the Norman Conquest to the post-World War II period, in a narrative including vignettes on plagues, witchhunts, religion, nobleman, sports, and music.
Numerous colour plates throughout. Essential for most libraries.
This work is a striking departure from the earlier efforts of Hibbert, one of England's best-known popular historians. In it he undertakes, on a grand scale not really approached since G. M. Trevelyan's classic English Social History, an overview of the rich fabric of the lives of common folk. The subject is a fascinating one, and on the whole Hibbert does it justice. There should be more on population trends and demography and certainly some maps are needed; but against these shortcomings stand readable prose, excellent treatment of subjects like dress and sex, and considerable research in printed sources.