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Author Cannadine, David, 1950-

Title The decline and fall of the British aristocracy / David Cannadine
Edition First Vintage Books edition
Published New York : Vintage Books, 1999

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Description xxiv, 813 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents 1. Prologue: Presuppositions and Problems -- 2. The Embattled Elite -- 3. The Decline and Dispersal of Territorial Wealth -- 4. The Erosion of Local Control -- 5. The Eclipse of a Senatorial Order -- 6. The Demise of Patrician Professionals -- 7. The 'Corruption' of Public Life -- 8. The Dilution of Select Society -- 9. From Leisured Class to Labouring Aristocracy -- 10. Lost Causes and Disappointed Hopes -- 11. The Politics of Paranoia -- 12. The Reconstruction of Social Prestige -- 13. The Second World War -- 14. The End of the Affair -- 15. Epilogue: Perceptions and Perspectives -- App. A. The Greatest British Landowners, c. 1880 -- App. B. Patrician Members of British Cabinets, 1880-1980 -- App. C. Senior Posts in the Foreign and Diplomatic Services -- App. D. Titled Company Directors, 1896 and 1920 -- App. E. Patrician Mayors of British Towns, 1880-1945 -- App. F. Chancellors of British Universities, 1880-1945
App. G. Viceroys of India and Governors-General of British Dominions -- App. H. Patterns of Estate Ownership, 1876-1976
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject 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.
LC no. 99022542
ISBN 0375703683