Posted by Caroline on July 24, 1998 at 03:58:01:
In response to Narrowing the subject?, written by Venus on July 23, 1998 at 22:20:31
Okay, Venus.No, that's not wasting anyone's time, that's the best thing you could have said! But you should know that the whole of Pemberley is set up to talk about Jane Austen, and we don't cover Regency novels as such -because they are covered elsewhere. However, since we have started it...
Georgette Heyer's book "A Civil Contract" actually explains quite clearly how Thomas Coke worked. If this is the book you are talking about, then you should be looking at the information available on the Heyer List, which is run by Eileen Kendall.
The Heart is a new concept, a discussion area that works like this one, but covers Regency novels in general. There's a link below. Eileen Kendall hangs out there, too.
Any of the general history books about England in the 18th and 19th century will have a section on general farming changes.If they don't include Coke, then they're not worth the paper they are printed on, because he's one of the giants.Have you found our bibliography? It's attatched to the top of this board.
John W has given you a pretty good summary of him and his work. I gave you some keywords- Holkham Hall is the palace that he built for himself, and where he gave his lectures. It's on the Norfolk Coast,at Holkham, (surprise?)He was particularly involved in the improvement of light soils, also drainage of marshes, the use of new machinery, manuring, and breeding techniques.
I hope that helps you!
- Thanks Venus 22:54:49 7/24/98 (0)
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