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Noble, Elizabeth

Works: 1 works in 7 publications in 1 language and 182 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DA247.S76, 942.04
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The world of the Stonors : a gentry society by Elizabeth Noble( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 182 libraries worldwide
"The Stonor letters and papers of the later middle ages are second in quantity only to the Paston letters. Nevertheless, while studies of the ambitious Pastons abound, no historian has used the Stoner archive to write about this longer-established gentry family from Oxfordshire, despite the fact that their letters and papers have been available in print since the early twentieth century." "The present study helps to rectify this oversight. It argues that lineage, land and lordship were crucial elements in the Stoners' world, both materially and culturally, providing them with status and identity. They asserted their gentle lineage using a range of symbolic and other means, but did not neglect the more mundane management of their scattered lands." "Ties of lordship with the influential helped them to retain these lands, and it is clear that the Stonors worked hard to foster relationships with kin and neighbours. Indeed, their letters and papers allow us a far more extensive yet intimate view of all these social ties (extending over several counties) than is usually possible for the gentry."--BOOK JACKET
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