The Gentry is a history of England told through its families. This website contains family trees, a few maps and many images illustrating some of the background to the twelve families who carry the story of England in the book.
Read a sample chapter about Sir John Oglander, the 17th-century squire of Nunwell in the Isle of Wight, his life and family, his dreams and ambitions and the tragedies that struck him....
Blickling on a misty morning, the Hobarts’ 17th-century
powerhouse, an undeniable statement of money, standing, influence and power.
See The Gentry pages 173-5
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