Death Comes to Bruton - a Market Town in Somerset c.1400 - C.1900, Paperback Book

Death Comes to Bruton - a Market Town in Somerset c.1400 - C.1900 Paperback

Description

Attitudes to death changed dramatically: from bequests to the Church for the benefit of the Soul to the Victorian belief in their 'heavenly home'.

Communities faced death from a multiplicity of causes: epidemics, violence, accidents, Visitations of God.

Before the Welfare State the consequences could be dire, especially for the poor with the death of the breadwinner: poverty and destitution often followed.

A study of Wills, however, also reveals a marked increase in prosperity: from leaving just one or two sheep in 1400 to many thousands of pounds in 1900.

This book traces how the inhabitant of one market town coped.

Information

  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Grosvenor House Publishing Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781781487020

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