A Short History of English Agriculture
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A Short History of English Agriculture

By W. H. R. (William Henry Ricketts) Curtler
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  • A SHORT HISTORY
    • OF
  • ENGLISH AGRICULTURE
    • BY
      • W.H.R. CURTLER
    • W.H.R. CURTLER
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
    • LANDMARKS IN ENGLISH AGRICULTURE
    • CHAPTER I
      • COMMUNISTIC FARMING.—GROWTH OF THE MANOR.—EARLY PRICES.—THE ORGANIZATION AND AGRICULTURE OF THE MANOR
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • COMMUNISTIC FARMING.—GROWTH OF THE MANOR.—EARLY PRICES.—THE ORGANIZATION AND AGRICULTURE OF THE MANOR
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II
      • THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY.—THE MANOR AT ITS ZENITH, WITH SEEDS OF DECAY ALREADY VISIBLE.—WALTER OF HENLEY
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE THIRTEENTH CENTURY.—THE MANOR AT ITS ZENITH, WITH SEEDS OF DECAY ALREADY VISIBLE.—WALTER OF HENLEY
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III
      • THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.—DECLINE OF AGRICULTURE.—THE BLACK DEATH.— STATUTE OF LABOURERS
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE FOURTEENTH CENTURY.—DECLINE OF AGRICULTURE.—THE BLACK DEATH.— STATUTE OF LABOURERS
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV
      • HOW THE CLASSES CONNECTED WITH THE LAND LIVED IN THE MIDDLE AGES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • HOW THE CLASSES CONNECTED WITH THE LAND LIVED IN THE MIDDLE AGES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER V
      • THE BREAK-UP OF THE MANOR.—SPREAD OF LEASES.—THE PEASANTS' REVOLT.—FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE WAGES.—A HARVEST HOME.— BEGINNING OF THE CORN LAWS.—SOME SURREY MANORS
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE BREAK-UP OF THE MANOR.—SPREAD OF LEASES.—THE PEASANTS' REVOLT.—FURTHER ATTEMPTS TO REGULATE WAGES.—A HARVEST HOME.— BEGINNING OF THE CORN LAWS.—SOME SURREY MANORS
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VI
      • 1400-1540
      • THE SO-CALLED 'GOLDEN AGE OF THE LABOURER' IN A PERIOD OF GENERAL DISTRESS
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1400-1540
    • THE SO-CALLED 'GOLDEN AGE OF THE LABOURER' IN A PERIOD OF GENERAL DISTRESS
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII
      • ENCLOSURE
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • ENCLOSURE
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • FITZHERBERT.—THE REGULATION OF HOURS AND WAGES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • FITZHERBERT.—THE REGULATION OF HOURS AND WAGES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IX
      • 1540-1600
      • PROGRESS AT LAST.—HOP-GROWING.—PROGRESS OF ENCLOSURE.—HARRISON'S 'DESCRIPTION'
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1540-1600
    • PROGRESS AT LAST.—HOP-GROWING.—PROGRESS OF ENCLOSURE.—HARRISON'S 'DESCRIPTION'
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X
      • 1540-1600
      • LIVE STOCK.—FLAX.—SAFFRON.—THE POTATO. THE ASSESSMENT OF WAGES
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1540-1600
    • LIVE STOCK.—FLAX.—SAFFRON.—THE POTATO. THE ASSESSMENT OF WAGES
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XI
      • 1600-1700
      • CLOVER AND TURNIPS.—GREAT RISE IN PRICES. MORE ENCLOSURE.—A FARMING CALENDAR
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1600-1700
    • CLOVER AND TURNIPS.—GREAT RISE IN PRICES. MORE ENCLOSURE.—A FARMING CALENDAR
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XII
      • THE GREAT AGRICULTURAL WRITERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.—FRUIT GROWING. A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ORCHARD
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE GREAT AGRICULTURAL WRITERS OF THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY.—FRUIT GROWING. A SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY ORCHARD
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • THE EVILS OF COMMON FIELDS.—HOPS.—IMPLEMENTS.—MANURES.—GREGORY KING—CORN LAWS
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • THE EVILS OF COMMON FIELDS.—HOPS.—IMPLEMENTS.—MANURES.—GREGORY KING—CORN LAWS
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • 1700-1765
      • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.—CROPS.—CATTLE.— DAIRYING.—POULTRY.—TULL AND THE NEW HUSBANDRY.—BAD TIMES. —FRUIT-GROWING
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1700-1765
    • GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.—CROPS.—CATTLE.— DAIRYING.—POULTRY.—TULL AND THE NEW HUSBANDRY.—BAD TIMES. —FRUIT-GROWING
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XV
      • 1700-1765
      • TOWNSHEND.—SHEEP-ROT.—CATTLE PLAGUE. FRUIT-GROWING
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1700-1765
    • TOWNSHEND.—SHEEP-ROT.—CATTLE PLAGUE. FRUIT-GROWING
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • 1765-1793
      • ARTHUR YOUNG.—CROPS AND THEIR COST.—THE LABOURERS' WAGES AND DIET.—THE PROSPERITY OF FARMERS.—THE COUNTRY SQUIRE.—ELKINGTON.—BAKEWELL.—THE ROADS.—COKE OF HOLKHAM.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1765-1793
    • ARTHUR YOUNG.—CROPS AND THEIR COST.—THE LABOURERS' WAGES AND DIET.—THE PROSPERITY OF FARMERS.—THE COUNTRY SQUIRE.—ELKINGTON.—BAKEWELL.—THE ROADS.—COKE OF HOLKHAM.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • 1793-1815
      • THE GREAT FRENCH WAR.—THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.—HIGH PRICES, AND HEAVY TAXATION.
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1793-1815
    • THE GREAT FRENCH WAR.—THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE.—HIGH PRICES, AND HEAVY TAXATION.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • ENCLOSURE—THE SMALL OWNER
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • ENCLOSURE—THE SMALL OWNER
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • 1816-1837
      • DEPRESSION
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1816-1837
    • DEPRESSION
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XX
      • 1837-1875
      • REVIVAL OF AGRICULTURE.—THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—CORN LAW REPEAL.—A TEMPORARY SET-BACK.—THE HALCYON DAYS
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1837-1875
    • REVIVAL OF AGRICULTURE.—THE ROYAL AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY.—CORN LAW REPEAL.—A TEMPORARY SET-BACK.—THE HALCYON DAYS
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • 1875-1908
      • AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS AGAIN.—FOREIGN COMPETITION.—AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS ACTS.—NEW IMPLEMENTS.—AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONS.—THE SITUATION IN 1908
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • 1875-1908
    • AGRICULTURAL DISTRESS AGAIN.—FOREIGN COMPETITION.—AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS ACTS.—NEW IMPLEMENTS.—AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONS.—THE SITUATION IN 1908
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.—LIVE STOCK
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • IMPORTS AND EXPORTS.—LIVE STOCK
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • MODERN FARM LIVE STOCK
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • MODERN FARM LIVE STOCK
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX I
      • AVERAGE PRICES FROM 1259 TO 1700[754]
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • AVERAGE PRICES FROM 1259 TO 1700[754]
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX II
      • TABLE SHOWING EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF WHEAT AND FLOUR FROM AND INTO ENGLAND, UNIMPORTANT YEARS OMITTED
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • TABLE SHOWING EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF WHEAT AND FLOUR FROM AND INTO ENGLAND, UNIMPORTANT YEARS OMITTED
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX III
      • AVERAGE PRICES PER IMPERIAL QUARTER OF BRITISH CORN IN ENGLAND AND WALES, IN EACH YEAR FROM 1771 TO 1907 INCLUSIVE, ACCORDING TO THE RETURNS OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
    • AVERAGE PRICES PER IMPERIAL QUARTER OF BRITISH CORN IN ENGLAND AND WALES, IN EACH YEAR FROM 1771 TO 1907 INCLUSIVE, ACCORDING TO THE RETURNS OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
    • APPENDIX IV
      • MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • INDEX
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