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Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire

McDonagh, Briony; Daniels, Stephen

Authors

Briony McDonagh

Stephen Daniels



Abstract

This paper rethinks and revises enclosure narratives, thickening the concept of enclosure by researching a particular place and period: the English Midland county of Northamptonshire in the period between the 16th and the 19th centuries. It argues that while many elements of the landscape were dramatically reshaped by enclosure, the parliamentary enclosures of the late 18th and early 19th centuries were nevertheless part of a much longer process of landscape change. The paper points to the complexities within enclosure thought and experience, drawing particular attention to individuals and groups – including female landowners, ordinary villagers and animals – too often entirely written out of the ‘enclosure story’.

Citation

McDonagh, B., & Daniels, S. (2012). Enclosure stories: narratives from Northamptonshire. cultural geographies, 19(1), doi:10.1177/1474474011427361

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2012
Deposit Date Sep 6, 2013
Publicly Available Date Sep 6, 2013
Journal Cultural Geographies
Print ISSN 1474-4740
Electronic ISSN 1474-4740
Publisher SAGE Publications (UK and US)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/1474474011427361
Keywords enclosure, improvement, landscape, narrative, riot, women, vermin
Public URL http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/2148
Publisher URL http://cgj.sagepub.com/content/19/1/107
Related Public URLs http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~lgzwww/womenandenclosure/
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/end_user_agreement.pdf
Additional Information Published version: Cultural Geographies, 19(1), 2012, copyright Sage.

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