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An Anglican Aristocracy: The Moral Economy of the Landed Estate in Carmarthenshire 1832-1895

Matthew Cragoe

Abstract

This book is a major reassessment of nineteenth-century Wales that challenges the widely-held Welsh historiography in which the contribution of the landed classes is marginalized in favour of the success of radical liberalism and nonconformity. This account of nineteenth-century Carmarthenshire emphasizes the social and political dominance of the Anglican landowning nobility and gentry for much of the period. The book explores the nature and public roles of a governing elite, arguing that their influence was not simply a function of their members' wealth or their control of local government an ... More

Keywords: Wales, Anglican aristocracy, Carmarthenshire, local government, rural society, agriculture, Church, moral economy, Welsh identity, nineteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198205944
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205944.001.0001

Authors

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Matthew Cragoe, author
University of Hertfordshire
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