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Gentry culture and the politics of religionCheshire on the eve of civil war$
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Richard Cust and Peter Lake

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526114402

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.7765/9781526114426

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The culture of the Cheshire gentleman

The culture of the Cheshire gentleman

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(p.74) 2 The culture of the Cheshire gentleman
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Gentry culture and the politics of religion
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Richard Cust

Peter Lake

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7765/9781526114426.00009

This chapter explores the sense of identity associated with a sense of belonging to the ‘imagined community’ of Cheshire. It also investigates what it meant to be a country gentleman in this period, how encounters with London and the world of higher education shaped attitudes, and the various meanings of ‘Cheshireness’.

Keywords:   identity, imagined community, Cheshire, London, attitudes

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