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table of contents

 

intro: battlebridge pancridge    2

 

chapter 1: improvement, businessmen & hay  9

the parish registers       10

king billy's aid  14

improvement   19

a new business class    24

the prebendal manor farm       29

the manor farm household       34

huntin' & shootin'        41

 

chapter 2: roots & reformation            45

pancridge         46

the parish & manors    51

the counties & liberties           55

reformation      60

the old church & the new settlement  67

puritans & pleasure     72

a tale of a tub  79

field development        84

 

chapter 3: the brill, bricks & victualling          89

the brill            90

the tile works   94

the great storm            99

the victualing trade     102

local public houses      110

subsidiary trades          114

tottenham court statute & the welch fairs       116

clipping & coining       121

field crime       126

an antiquarian interlude           129

 

chapter 4: rebellion & commonwealth            131

tithes, taxes & trade    132

the world turned upside down 135

civil war fortifications 141

antiquarian speculations          145

'great tumult & disorder'          148

war      154

grace & profit  159

the militia committee  164

tub2tub            168

forests, fens & marshes...        172

... & oceans     177


chapter 5: the bridge, black mary's & the pindar         183

the battle bridge & bagnall marsh        184

black mary's hole...      188

... & bagnigge house    192

pindar of wakefield      195

family businesses         199

the grays          204

quacks & bo-peepers   208

aqua vitae & the great non-eclipse      212

 

chapter 6: more war, regicide & the protectorate        218

a troubled church        219

public entertainments  223

gone fishin'      227

the anglican underground        231

a grammar schoolboy   235

'mighty quarrels & squabbles'  241

moderation & toleration          246

the penitent murderer  250

yearwood's conversion…        256

... & deepest loyalties  262

 

chapter 7: ordinary people       270

commoner households 271

householders   274

labourers          278

paupers & pensioners  282

passing vagrants & gypsies      286

irregular burials            290

children           294

education         297

 

chapter 8: restoration & retribution     301

from coldstream to fleet          302

the gymnasium            306

elevation & terrorism  310

the chalk farm affair    315

where there are wills... 320

fire & war        325

an accusation of fraud 329

 

chapter 9: gray's inn lane         332

cowmen & milkmaids  333

a cow goes missing      335

rustlers 340

smithfield market        343

grazier, bully & rake    347

the battle of stone end farm    353

fields of battle 356

 

chapter 10: yearwood & the confederates       361

the marriage trade        362

another disputed wedding/ will           366

the confederate conspiracy      369

the popish plot            373

catholic disabilities      378

journeys to & from hell           382

index    390

 

 

 


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