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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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- Spring '08
- History, Elite, Gentry, Aristocracy