Professor Henry French

Publications

Books

Making Men. The Formation of Elite Male Identities in England, c. 1600-1900. A Sourcebook, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

with Rothery M, Man's Estate: Landed Gentry Masculinities, 1660-1900, 2012.

with Rothery M, Man's Estate: Masculinity and the English Landed Elite, c. 1680-1900, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.

The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1600-1750, 2007.

The Middle Sort of People in Provincial England, 1620-1750, Oxford University Press, 2007.

with Hoyle RW, The Character of English Rural Society, 1550-1750: Earls Colne revisited., Manchester University Press, 2007.

Identity and Agency in English Society, 1500-1800, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Articles

The Origin of Capitalism in England, 1400-1600, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 130, no. 546, 2015, 1219-1221

An irrevocable shift: detailing the dynamics of rural poverty in southern England, 1762-1834: a case study, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 68, no. 3, 2015, 769-805

The Memory of the People: Custom and Popular Senses of the Past in Early Modern England, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 130, no. 544, 2015, 735-737

How dependent were the 'dependent poor'? Poor relief and the life-course in Terling, Essex, 1762-1834, Continuity and Change, vol. 30, no. 2, Cambridge University Press (CUP), 2015, 193-222

Parenting in England, 1760-1830: Emotion, Identity, and Generation, AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 118, no. 3, 2013, 928-929

with Creighton OH, Cunningham P, Peopling polite landscapes: community and heritage at Poltimore, Devon, Landscapes, vol. 34, no. 2, 2013, 61-85

Warwickshire hearth tax returns: Michaelmas 1670, with Coventry Lady Day, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 64, no. 3, 2011, 1030-1032

Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City 1550-1660, CULTURAL & SOCIAL HISTORY, vol. 8, no. 2, 2011, 277-278

Datchworth Tithe Accounts, 1711-1747, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 59, 2011, 135-136

Three centuries of a Herefordshire village. Putley, 1685 until now (the people, their lives, the farming, the buildings), AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 59, 2011, 137-137

Law, politics, and society in early modern England, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 63, no. 1, 2010, 237-238

A lost frontier revealed. Regional separation in the East Midlands, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 58, 2010, 285-286

How Bedfordshire Voted, 1685-1735: The Evidence of Local Poll Books, vol 2, 1716-1735, HISTORY, vol. 94, no. 316, 2009, 536-537

with Pratt D, Schofield PR, Kirby P, Freeman M, Greaves J, Pemberton H, Review of periodical literature published in 2007, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 62, no. 1, 2009, 153-202

An archaeology of town commons in England: 'a very fair field indeed', AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 57, 2009, 278-279

Land, agriculture and industry in north-west Essex. Spotlights on a land remembered, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 57, 2009, 284-285

The establishment of the Hearth Tax, 1662-66, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 57, 2009, 281-282

with Rothery M, 'Upon Your Entry into the World': masculine values and the threshold of adulthood among landed elites in England 1680-1800, Social History, vol. 33, no. 4, Routledge, 2008, 402-422

Writing early modern history, EUROPEAN HISTORY QUARTERLY, vol. 38, no. 3, 2008, 513-515

How Bedfordshire voted, 1685-1735: The evidence of local poll books, vol 1, 1685-1715, HISTORY, vol. 93, no. 311, 2008, 428-429

Perceptions of Retailing in Early Modern England, SIXTEENTH CENTURY JOURNAL, vol. 39, no. 4, 2008, 1112-1113

The business of women: Female enterprise and urban development in Northern England 1760-1830, HISTORY, vol. 92, no. 308, 2007, 582-583

The culture of commerce in England 1660-1720, HISTORY, vol. 92, no. 308, 2007, 576-577

Trade and economic developments, 1450-1550: The experience of Kent, Surrey and Sussex., HISTORY, vol. 92, no. 307, 2007, 393-394

with Pratt D, Schofield PR, Kirby P, Freeman M, Greaves J, Pemberton H, Review of periodical literature published in 2005, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 60, no. 1, 2007, 136-189

The social world of early modern Westminster - Abbey, court and community, 1525-1640., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 304, 2006, 622-623

The mercery of London trade, goods and people, 1130-1578., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 304, 2006, 619-620

Forests and chases of England and Wales c.1500-c.1850: Towards a survey and analysis., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 304, 2006, 624-625

The diary of Nicholas Peacock, 1740-1751. The worlds of a County Limerick farmer and agent, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 54, 2006, 350-351

Wiltshire farming in the seventeenth century, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 54, 2006, 348-349

The Churchwardens' book of Bassingbourn, Cambridgeshire 1496-c.1540., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 301, 2006, 129-130

The census of Elphin 1749., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 301, 2006, 145-146

London and the Restoration, 1659-1683., HISTORY, vol. 91, no. 301, 2006, 139-141

On the parish? The micro-politics of poor relief in rural England, c. 1550-1750., JOURNAL OF ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY, vol. 57, no. 1, 2006, 157-158

All my worldly goods II. Wills and probate inventories of St. Stephen's parish, St. Albans 1418-1700., HISTORY, vol. 90, no. 300, 2005, 624-625

Seven households: Life in Cheshire and Lancashire, 1582 to 1774, BUSINESS HISTORY, vol. 47, no. 4, 2005, 602-603

People, landscape and alternative agriculture: Essays for Joan Thirsk, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, vol. 120, no. 487, 2005, 778-779

London in the later Middle Ages: Government and people, 1200-1500., HISTORY, vol. 90, no. 298, 2005, 266-267

Transforming English rural society. The Verneys and the Claydons, 1600-1820., AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 53, 2005, 110-111

'This little commonwealth': Layston parish memorandum book, 1607-c.1650 and 1704-c.1747, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 53, 2005, 253-254

Landholding and land transfer in the North Sea area (late middle ages - nineteenth century), AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 53, 2005, 264-265

The murder of Mr Grebell: Madness and civility in an English town, HISTORY, vol. 89, no. 296, 2004, 647-649

The Creation of a Pocket Borough in Clitheroe, Lancashire, 1693-1780: 'Honour and Odd Tricks'., Northern History, vol. 41, no. 2, 2004, 301-326

Field systems in Essex, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 52, 2004, 209-210

with Hoyle RW, English Individualism refuted and reasserted: the land market of Earls Colne (Essex), 1550-1750., The Economic History Review, vol. 56, no. 4, 2003, 595-622

with Hoyle RW, English individualism refuted - and reasserted: the land market of Earls Colne (Essex), 1550-1750, ECONOMIC HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 56, no. 4, 2003, 595-+

The history of Parliament: The House of Commons, 1690-1715, HISTORY, vol. 88, no. 292, 2003, 696-697

Provincial towns in early modern England and Ireland: Change, convergence and divergence, HISTORY, vol. 88, no. 290, 2003, 316-318

Urban common rights, enclosure and the market: Clitheroe Town Moors, 1764-1802., Agricultural History Review, vol. 51, no. 1, 2003, 40-68

William Windham's green book, 1673-1688, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 51, 2003, 122-123

Two capitals - London and Dublin 1500-1840, HISTORY, vol. 88, no. 289, 2003, 132-133

Negotiating power in early modern society. Order, hierarchy and subordination in Britain and Ireland, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 50, 2002, 275-277

The politics of the excluded, c.1500-1800, AGRICULTURAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 50, 2002, 275-277

'Ingenious andamp; learned gentlemen' -social perceptions and self-fashioning among parish elites in Essex, 1680-1740, Social History, vol. 25, no. 1, 2000

The search for the 'middle sort of people' in England, 1600-1800, Historical Journal, vol. 43, no. 1, 2000, 277-293

with Hoyle RW, The land market of a Pennine manor: Slaidburn, 1650-1780, Continuity and Change, vol. 14, no. 3, 1999, 349-383

Chapters

'Neither Godly professors, nor 'dumb dogges': reconstructing conformist Protestant beliefs and practice in Earls Colne, Essex, c. 1570-1620, in Vallance E, Parry G (eds) Faith, Place and People: Essays in Honour of Margaret Spufford, Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2017

'I tremble lest my powers of thought are not what they ought to be': Reputation and the masculine anxieties of an eighteenth-century statesman, in Brady S, Fletcher C, Moss R, Riall L (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe: From Antiquity to the Contemporary World, , 2016

Living in Poverty in Eighteenth-Century Terling, in Hindle S, Walter J, Shepard A (eds) Social Relations and Social Change in Early Modern England, Boydell, 2013, 281-315

'The Common Fields of Urban England: Communal Agriculture and the Politics of Entitlement 1500-1750', in Hoyle R (eds) Custom, improvement and anti-improvement in Early Modern Britain, UK: Ashgate, 2011, 149-175

with Rothery M, 'Hegemonic Masculinities? Assessing Change, and Processes of Change, in Elite Masculinity, 1700-1900', in Brady S, Arnold J (eds) What is Hegemonic Masculinity? Historical Dynamics from Antiquity to the Contemporary World, UK: PalgraveMacmillian, 2011, 139-167

'Fitting In': the two sides of community in English villages, c. 1500-1650, in Roullet A, Spina O, Szczech N (eds) Trouver sa place. Individus et communautés dans l'Europe moderne), Spain: Collection de la Casa de Velazquez/Centre Roland Mousnier, 2011

Parish Government, in Jones N, Doran S (eds) The Elizabethan World, UK: Routledge, 2010, 147-164

'Ancient Inhabitants' - Mobility, Lineage and Identity in English Rural Communities, 1600-1750, in Dyer C (eds) The Self-Contained Village?, Herfordshire: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2006, 96-113

Conferences

Insiders, Outsiders. Practiques, Dynamiques et Symboliques de L'Incorporation dans les Micro-Sociétés (1500-1650), Insiders, Outsiders. Practiques, Dynamiques et Symboliques de L’Incorporation dans les Micro-Sociétés (1500-1650) colloque international, Caza de Velazquez, Madrid, 9th - 11th Feb 2009. Collections de la Caza de la Velazquez, 2010