history 124 discussion 2

history 124 discussion 2 - for upper class- Property owners...

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2/12/08 -What shared life experiences united the landed elites in eighteenth-century  England? - Education - Drinking, carousing, sex - Acting like an aristocrat - Universities and higher education - No life skills taught - Maturation process - Boarding schools, students see parents from a few weeks  a year from ages 6-22 - Reinforce aristocracy values - Don’t need to work for their money - Fraternizing - Networking between upper class families - Grand Tour - Very exclusive - First son goes to tour Europe  - Act childish - Learn classics - Learn political structure - Further networking - Only aristocrats can afford it - Politics - Preparation for rebellion - Upper class takes care of lower class - Lower class is supposed to show thanks and appreciation 
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Unformatted text preview: for upper class- Property owners can vote- property separates lower and upper from having power - Recreation- Hunting- Game laws (see lecture notes)- Common land- Anyone can go out there- Hangout place- Language barrier- Accents- Tone- Words- Drinking- Lower class drinks gin- Upper class drinks wine- What were the prospects for upward mobility in eighteenth-century England?- Needed land- Heyck says that it is an open hierarchy- Few generations of hard work will make land a possibility- There is a possibility- Donnelly says that it is near impossible- Very difficult to move in to landed elite- 25X annual income of land is selling price- Only oldest son gets land- Younger sons get cash money- Premagentra...
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This note was uploaded on 04/10/2008 for the course HIST 124 taught by Professor Donnelly during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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