volume 73, issue 181, P124-141 2000
DOI: 10.1111/1468-2281.00099
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Abstract: This article is based on a booklet of accounts for the small estate of Newton, Cheshire. Compiled 1498±1506 by Newton's gentry landlord, they provide rare information on the management and investment strategies of a minor gentleman for his demesne lands. It is to the gentry that historians have generally turned for evidence of enterprise and investment on medieval estates; but few specific examples have been found. This article offers a detailed example supporting the view of the enterprising gentleman, and a…

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