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Complete Gentlemen: Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

Complete Gentlemen: Educational Travel and Family Strategy, 1650-1750

This is the first study to look beyond the Italian Grand Tour to the wider culture of educational travel that thrived among British and Irish landowners between 1650 and 1750. Based on deep archival research, it explores the meanings of continental travel for social mobility, elite formation, landed identity, masculinity and Englishness.

Richard Ansell (University of Leicester)

  • Oxford University Press
  • 9780197267271
  • 312 pages
  • Hardback
  • United Kingdom
  • British & Irish history

Eastwood