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By Mark Overton

ISBN-10: 0521246822

ISBN-13: 9780521246828

This e-book is the 1st on hand survey of English agriculture among 1500 and 1850. Written in particular for college kids, it combines new fabric with an research of the present literature. It describes farming within the 16th century, analyzes the explanations for advancements in agricultural output and productiveness, and examines alterations within the agrarian economic system and society. Professor Overton argues that the effect of those comparable alterations in productiveness and social and financial constitution within the century after 1750 quantity to an agricultural revolution.

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5 Occupation and status labels of those engaged in farming recorded in Norfolk and Suffolk inventories, 1580-1740 Craftsmen: Baker, Basketmaker, Blacksmith, Boiler, Brazier, Bricklayer, Carpenter, Collar maker, Cooper, Cordwainer, Dornix weaver, Dyer, Fisherman, Glazier, Glover, Joiner, Leather dresser, Linen weaver, Mason, Mettleman, Millwright, Pail maker, Ploughwright, Plumber, Potter, Reedlayer, Rope maker, Rough mason, Shoemaker, Sievemaker, Tanner, Thatcher, Tiler, Timberman, Turner, Twisterer, Weaver, Wheelwright, Whitesmith, Woodsetter, Woolcomber, Worstead weaver Specialist farming: Drover, Grazier, Marshman, Ploughman, Shepherd, Fisherman, Gardener Professional: Apothecary, Chancellor at Law, Clothier, Doctor of Divinity, Merchant, Practitioner of Physic, Public Notary, Schoolmaster, Shipmaster, Surgeon Retail/Service: Brewer, Butcher, Carrier, Chandler, Draper, Fellmonger, Fishmonger, Grocer, Innholder, Maltster, Mariner, Mercer, Miller, Oatmeal maker, Seaman, Tailor, Victualler, Waterman, Wool Chapman Status: Alien, Baronet, Esquire, Gentleman, Gentlewoman, Husbandman, Knight, Singleman, Singlewoman, Spinster, Widow, Yeoman Farmers and farm workers The use of the word 'farmer' as an occupational label did not become current until the early eighteenth century.

Animals were usually excluded from the meadows until after the hay harvest when they might be allowed to graze on the 'aftermath'. In the sixteenth century pigs were likely to be found in areas of woodland or also on the waste, rooting around for food, although a few may have been housed and fed on household scraps and waste from dairies. Livestock are the key to understanding the nature of the commonfield system because to allow free-range grazing on the stubbles and fallows, and to avoid the need for hurdles or fences, all the strips within a group of furlongs, if not the entire field, had to be sown and harvested together.

1600 as published by Gonner in 1912. 1, which maps the settlement geography of England and Wales. This can be taken as a rough and ready guide to the former distribution of commonfield systems, if it is assumed that this field system was associated with nucleated settlement. In the Midlands there does appear to have been some uniformity in the topography, property rights and cultivation practices of many field systems, in that fields were subdivided, had common property rights, and were cultivated according to a three-field rotation with common grazing on the stubble and fallow.

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