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Room at the Top

Rosalind Mitchison

15 November 1984
An Open Elite? England 1540-1880 
by Lawrence Stone and Jeanne Fawtier Stone.
Oxford, 566 pp., £24, September 1984, 0 19 822645 4
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... other two counties these tendencies, shown at their most extreme and vulgar in the industrial tycoon’s Cragside, took over. This three-in-one book links up with the other major works of Lawrence Stone: The Crisis of the Aristocracy 1558-1641 gives the setting for the first part of the period, and the family papers he studied for that book and for his more loosely structured. The Family, Sex and ...

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