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Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she argues that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class inheritance was the virtual exclusion of females from land homing. Tracing the gradual nullification of common law rules under which 40 percent of English land would have been inherited or held by women, Spring makes possible a fuller understanding of the social history of land law.

"(A) lively and combative book .... It will be quite impossible for social or legal historians in the future to ignore the arguments presented here; the subject will never be quite the same again, and that is a real achievement". — Times Literary Supplement

"A highly original and provocative book which overturns a great deal of accepted wisdom, with implications for legal, family, and women's history". — Continuity and Change

"Spring accomplishes an essential goal in writing legal history, she makes a highly technical and complex topic accessible to a wide audience and she does so with a timely twist". — Law and History Review

A provocative analysis that recasts inheritance law and the history of the family

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The author presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she argues that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class inheritance was the virtual exclusion of females from land holding.

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Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she finds that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class real property inheritance was the exclusion of females. This exclusion was accomplished by a series of legal devices designed to nullify the common-law rules of inheritance under which—had they prevailed—40 percent of English land would have been inherited or held by women.

Current ideas of family development portray female inheritance as increasing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but Spring argues that this is a misperception, resulting from an incomplete consideration of the common-law rules. Female rights actually declined, reaching their nadir in the eighteenth century. Spring shows that there was a centuries-long conflict between male and female heirs, a conflict that has not been adequately recognized until now.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807846421
Author:
Spring, Eileen
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Legal History
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Nobility
Subject:
Inheritance and succession
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
English gentry; English aristocracy; inheritance law; real property; history of the family; exlusion of females from land holding; Studies in Legal History
Subject:
English gentry
Subject:
English aristocracy
Subject:
inheritance law
Subject:
Real property
Subject:
history of the family
Subject:
exlusion of females from land holding
Subject:
Studies in Legal History
Subject:
Gender Studies-General
Copyright:
Series:
Studies in Legal History
Publication Date:
February 1997
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , The author presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she argues that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class inheritance was the virtual exclusion of females from land holding.
"Synopsis" by , Eileen Spring presents a fresh interpretation of the history of inheritance among the English gentry and aristocracy. In a work that recasts both the history of real property law and the history of the family, she finds that one of the principal and determinative features of upper-class real property inheritance was the exclusion of females. This exclusion was accomplished by a series of legal devices designed to nullify the common-law rules of inheritance under which—had they prevailed—40 percent of English land would have been inherited or held by women.

Current ideas of family development portray female inheritance as increasing in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but Spring argues that this is a misperception, resulting from an incomplete consideration of the common-law rules. Female rights actually declined, reaching their nadir in the eighteenth century. Spring shows that there was a centuries-long conflict between male and female heirs, a conflict that has not been adequately recognized until now.

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