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The Early Records of the Bankes Family at Winstanley

£11.99

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Very good condition for age with some minor fading to dust jacket. Internally clean and bright. Minor age spots to top edges of pages.

James Bankes kept an intriguing and revealing Memoranda Book concerning his estates at Winstanley and elsewhere in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Here a Lancashire country landowner opens his heart and discloses his mind for mare than any of his fellows have done before or since. In this volume a transcription of the Memoranda Book is accompanied by Bankes's probate inventory and by a complementary set of estate accounds and rentals. Taken together these provide a rich quarry of material for all those interested in the history of England as a whole or of this locality in particular. Economic and social historians especially will find here much that is relevant to the storm over the gentry. But the Memoranda Book is also an intensely personal and human document revealilng Bankes's unusual, original and endearing characted. The editors provide a preface, a map, an explanatory introduction, and an index.

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Author(s):
Bankes, Joyce; Kerridge, Eric
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.1 x 21.7 x 1.4 cm
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719011582
ISBN-13:
9780719011580
Number of pages:
113
Publisher:
Manchester University Press for the Chetham Society

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Very good condition for age with some minor fading to dust jacket. Internally clean and bright. Minor age spots to top edges of pages.

James Bankes kept an intriguing and revealing Memoranda Book concerning his estates at Winstanley and elsewhere in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Here a Lancashire country landowner opens his heart and discloses his mind for mare than any of his fellows have done before or since. In this volume a transcription of the Memoranda Book is accompanied by Bankes's probate inventory and by a complementary set of estate accounds and rentals. Taken together these provide a rich quarry of material for all those interested in the history of England as a whole or of this locality in particular. Economic and social historians especially will find here much that is relevant to the storm over the gentry. But the Memoranda Book is also an intensely personal and human document revealilng Bankes's unusual, original and endearing characted. The editors provide a preface, a map, an explanatory introduction, and an index.

Author(s):
Bankes, Joyce; Kerridge, Eric
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
17.1 x 21.7 x 1.4 cm
Edition:
1973
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0719011582
ISBN-13:
9780719011580
Number of pages:
113
Publisher:
Manchester University Press for the Chetham Society

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