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The Making of a Ruling Class: The Glamorgan Gentry 1640 1790

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This study provides an extensive survey of the economic activities of the gentry, their role as entrepreneurs and as popularisers of the metropolitan culture of Georgian London. It describes how during the eighteenth century, local elites from remote corners of Britain were amalgamated into one new ruling class, a body distinguished by common attitudes, social outlook, living standards and educational patterns. The author provides a synthesis of social, economic and political changes in the years prior to industrialisation. ...

The Making of a Ruling Class: The Glamorgan Gentry 1640 1790 2002, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521521949

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The Making of a Ruling Class: The Glamorgan Gentry 1640 1790 1983, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England

ISBN-13: 9780521250030

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