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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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Part I conclusion

Part I conclusion

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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:10.7765/9781526114426.00011

Cheshire has emerged from the above analysis as a county almost ideally suited to the production of county consciousness. And sure enough, both in the prevalence of such talk and in the ways in which the gentry conducted their social relations and political and cultural lives, the notion of the county community, and the distinctive notion of Cheshireness that went with it, appears to have played a central role. The county’s past history and heritage, as well as its geographical situation and current institutional structure and economic life, all served to pull the gentry’s lives inward, towards the county, rather than forcing them outwards, either to London or into intense relationships with neighbouring counties or ...

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