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The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945, edited by Ellis Wasson

Published: July 13, 2017

DeGruyter Open recently published a two volume reference work edited by Ellis Wasson entitled The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945. The book can be accessed FREE online (vol 1:

Volume 2 ( also available for libraries and reference collections in a print version (Vol. 1 ISBN 978-3-11-054837-2). This data set was collected by Wasson for her book "Born to Rule: British Political Elites" (2000). It contains a listing of nearly 20,000 individuals with information about wealth, country houses, offices held, social origins, etc. It offers a deep pool of data to support further analysis of English, Welsh, Scottish, and Irish social, political, economic, and cultural history.


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