A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 7, 1703-1793, Part 2

A History of Agriculture and Prices in England: Volume 7, 1703-1793, Part 2 : From the Year after the Oxford Parliament (1259) to the Commencement of the Continental War (1793)

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Since early times, agriculture has been pivotal to England's economy. This is the two-part seventh in a magisterial seven-volume, eight-piece compilation by the economist James E. Thorold Rogers (1823-90), which represents the most complete record of produce costs in England between the thirteenth and eighteenth centuries. Drawing on a variety of sources including college archives and the Public Record Office, Rogers documents the fluctuating prices of commodities such as livestock, wheat, hay, wool, textiles and labour in a time of great economic change, when the growing economy of the early middle ages was shaken by famine and the Black Death, and then gradually recovered towards the Agrarian Revolution. First published in 1902 (and edited by Rogers' son), Part 1 presents data from 1703 to 1793, showing the prices of a range of products across the country; Part 2 consists of further documentary information collected by Rogers for the work.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113909484X
  • 9781139094849

Table of contents

Part II: Introduction; 1. Notes from the Cholmeley and Howard papers; 2. Gifts made by All Souls; 3. Income of All Souls from 1764-5 to 1793-4; 4. Contrast of prices 1710-11; 5. Estimated produce of wool; 6. An account of investments and losses in the bubbles; 7. A statement of wages appointed by the justices in the West Riding of Yorkshire; 8. An account of the prices of labour, about 1797, from Mortimer's Art of Husbandry; 9. An account of the prices of labour, about 1727, from Edward Laurence's Duty of a Steward; 10. A statement of wages appointed by the justices in the counties of Kent and Gloucester; 11. Tables illustrating the rates of wages paid in various parts of England, extracted from Arthur Young's Tour; 12. An account of the profits arising from the farm at Holkham, and the disbursements for management; 13. Prices of stock - South Sea Company; 14. Prices of stock - Bank of England; 15. Prices of stock - East India Company; 16. Prices of stock - Consolidated Three per Cents; Index.show more