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The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920

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This volume is a study of the Sutherland Estate, one of the most famous landed estates in the Highlands and Britain as a whole, principally for its leading role in the Highland Clearances of the early nineteenth century.


Annie Tindley is a Lecturer in History at Glasgow Caledonian University.

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From the mid-nineteenth century to the end of WWI, the Sutherland Estate was the largest landed estate in all of western Europe. At 1.1 million acres, the ducal family could claim most of the county of Sutherland, as well as another 30,000 acres in England, and the dukes of Sutherland were among the richest patrician landowners of the period. In the early nineteenth century, however, the family became known as great clearance landlords, something that came back to haunt them in subsequent decades. This book studies the workings of estate management and policy formation in the face of Sutherland's crofting tenants, land reform, and government agenciesm, and asks whether the ducal family experienced the same decline and fall experienced by the British aristocracy during the same period. It also examines a crucial period of Highland history from the unusual perspective of an estate.


Introduction; 1. 'The condition of its peasantry is wonderfully higher in every respect': the Sutherland Estate, 1850-1870; 2. 'A failure in every sense of the word:' the Sutherland Reclamations, 1869-1893; 3. 'Agitation amounting to legalised coercion:' the Sutherland Estate, 1880-1886; 4. 'Gladstone has much to answer for:' the Sutherland Estate, 1886-1896; 5. 'Unstained were the diadems Cromarty wore:' the Sutherland Estate, 1897-1920; 6. 'Let them understand that they must submit to rule:' Clashmore and the Sutherland Estate, 1850-1914; Conclusion: 'Neither forgotten nor forgiven'; Bibliography.

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Titre: The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920
Sous-titre: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform
Code EAN: 9780748640324
ISBN: 978-0-7486-4032-4
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Edinburgh University Press
Genre: Histoire
nombre de pages: 200
Poids: 456g
Taille: H243mm x B165mm x T17mm
Année: 2010


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