The decline and fall of the British aristocracy / David Cannadine

Author(s): Cannadine, David, 1950-
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Subjects: Aristocracy (Social class)--Great Britain--History--19th century
Aristocracy (Social class)--Great Britain--History--20th century
Nobility--Great Britain--History--19th century
Nobility--Great Britain--History--20th century
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Published: New York : Vintage Books, 1999
LC Classification: H, HT
Physical Description: xxiv, 813 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Table of Contents: Preface to the Vintage Edition
Preface to the 1992 Edition
List of Abbreviations
A Note on Sources
1. Prologue: Presuppositions and Problems 1
2. The Embattled Elite 35
3. The Decline and Dispersal of Territorial Wealth 88
4. The Erosion of Local Control 139
5. The Eclipse of a Senatorial Order 182
6. The Demise of Patrician Professionals 236
7. The 'Corruption' of Public Life 297
8. The Dilution of Select Society 341
9. From Leisured Class to Labouring Aristocracy 391
10. Lost Causes and Disappointed Hopes 445
11. The Politics of Paranoia 500
12. The Reconstruction of Social Prestige 557
13. The Second World War 606
14. The End of the Affair 637
15. Epilogue: Perceptions and Perspectives 697
App. A. The Greatest British Landowners, c. 1880 710
App. B. Patrician Members of British Cabinets, 1880-1980 711
App. C. Senior Posts in the Foreign and Diplomatic Services 712
App. D. Titled Company Directors, 1896 and 1920 717
App. E. Patrician Mayors of British Towns, 1880-1945 718
App. F. Chancellors of British Universities, 1880-1945 720
App. G. Viceroys of India and Governors-General of British Dominions 723
App. H. Patterns of Estate Ownership, 1876-1976 725
Notes 727
Index 794
Notes: LCCN: 99022542
ISBN: 0375703683
Includes bibliographical references and index
OCLC Number: 40943483
ISBN/ISSN: 0375703683