English Landed Society in the Eighteenth Century
4th impression. Studies in Social History. Hardcover, dj, in-8, x + 292 pp., bibliographical notes, index. Based on research into estate records. Mingay writes in his Preface: 'The lack op up-to-date and comprehensive studies of landownership in the modern period is a remarkable and serious weakness in our historiography.' '400 great landlords in England and Wales occupied in total some 6 million acres, or about 20% of the cultivated area' (p. 20) The Times called it 'a model study'.