Quite fascinating. I am particularly interested in your comment that Edward had more land and less money than many thought then and today. I know there are those who revile Edward today for not doing more for his mother and sisters instead of praising him for what he did do. . I’d love to have a copy of that book as much for what it says about general conditions and Edward’s in particular. – I have the impression that Mr. Knightley also had more land than cash on hand and that his brother John received an allowance or something from their estate.
Nancy, please contact me as soon as possible with your contact details, and Linda will get the book sent off to you right away.
Thanks all for your terrific comments, and to Linda for her generosity for the guest post and responding to all your questions. Those of you who didn’t win, I encourage you to do it the old-fashioned way and buy the book – it is worth every penny and more of the $11.95!
And apologies for delay in announcing the giveaway – the Holiday caught me up short!