Primogeniture and Entail in England

Primogeniture and Entail in England

A Survey of Their History and Representation in Literature

eBook - 2011
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This book examines the history and literary representation of one of the most idiosyncratic aspects of English socio-economic history, namely primogeniture as a rule governing the succession to landed estates. This double approach roughly covers the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Although this inheritance custom usually made the elder son sole heir to the whole paternal estate, to the exclusion and sometimes the utter impoverishment of the other children, and was therefore denounced as unjust ...
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2011
ISBN: 9781283143035
1283143038
9781443828642
1443828645
9781443830607
1443830607
Characteristics: 1 online resource (302 pages)

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