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The Land Question in Britain, 1750–1950

  • Matthew Cragoe
  • Paul Readman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Matthew Cragoe, Paul Readman
    Pages 1-18
  3. Philip Bull
    Pages 126-145
  4. Roland Quinault
    Pages 167-180
  5. Paul Readman
    Pages 181-200
  6. John Beckett, Michael Turner
    Pages 219-236
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 271-281

About this book


The 'Land Question' occupied a central place in political and cultural debates in Britain for nearly two centuries. From parliamentary enclosure in the mid-eighteenth century to the fierce Labour party debate concerning the nationalization of land after World War Two, the fate of the land held the power to galvanize the attention of the nation.


England reform Scotland

Editors and affiliations

  • Matthew Cragoe
    • 1
  • Paul Readman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SussexUK
  2. 2.King’s College LondonUK

About the editors

JOHN BECKETT Professor of English Regional History, the University of Nottingham, UK KATHRYN BERESFORD Doctoral graduate, University College London, UK PHILIP BULL Associate Professor in History and Director of the Innovative Universities European Union Centre, LaTrobe University, Australia. EWEN CAMERON Reader in Scottish History, the University of Edinburgh, UK MALCOLM CHASE Professor of Social History, the University of Leeds, UK MATTHEW CRAGOE Professor of Modern British History, University of Sussex, UK CLARE GRIFFITHS Senior Lecturer in Modern History, the University of Sheffield, UK ANTHONY HOWE Professor of Modern History, the University of East Anglia, UK IAN PACKER Reader in History, the University of Lincoln, UK ROLAND QUINAULT Reader in History, London Metropolitan University, UK PAUL READMAN Senior Lecturer in Modern British History, King's College London, UK ANTONY TAYLOR Senior Lecturer in History, Sheffield Hallam University, UK F.M.L. THOMPSON Emeritus Professor of History, University of London, UK MICHAEL TURNER Professor of Economic History, the University of Hull, UK IAN WAITES Senior Lecturer in the History of Art, the University of Lincoln, UK.

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