Earls Colne, 1550-1750
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This innovative study of a north Essex village makes a novel contribution to our knowledge of England between the 16th and 18th centuries. Earls Colne is well known to historians as the parish of the 17th century clerical diarist Ralph Josselin; but here the village is considered in the round, and with surprising results. The authors reach new conclusions about the character of English rural society and the role that land played in it.