Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 March 2002

304 Pages | 22 plates, & 1 jacket

ISBN: 9780199250233

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Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England

The Cultural Worlds of the Verneys 1660-1720

Susan E. Whyman

A Clarendon Press Publication

Based upon thousands of personal letters from 1660 to the 1720's, this highly original study reconstructs the changing country and London worlds of an English gentry family, and reveals intimate details about the social and cultural life of this period. It shows unexpected findings about the impact of London, the importance of younger sons and the subtle power of women over the social code.