Land ownership and social change in late nineteenth century Britain

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British society and social structure are obvious culprits in Britain's slide from late Victorian world pre-eminence.2 The continuity and apparent cohesion of monarchy, aristocracy, 'public' schools, Oxford and Cambridge, and state religion are unprecedented in a European context. Their supposed rigidity or stifling values are a natural candidate for blame. However, attempts to raise the discussion to a scientific plane have typically foundered on a lack of quantitative data and of compelling tests of hypotheses.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)767-776
Number of pages10
JournalEconomic History Review
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2000


  • nineteenth century
  • Britain
  • land ownership
  • social change

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