Restoration households, taxation and working people of Norfolk

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This chapter investigated distributions of wealth and poverty making use of both the returns published in the Norfolk and Norwich hearth tax edition, and a series of account documents which were recently discovered in the uncatalogued part of The National Archives E 179 files. It also used detailed investigation of vernacular architecture to draw out unexpected differences in wealth and poverty and proposed a new model for understanding the disappearance of the middling sort from north Nofolk (cf. Longcroft et al.)
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNorfolk and Norwich hearth tax returns 1672-1673
PublisherBritish Record Society
Number of pages46
Publication statusSubmitted - Jun 2019

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