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Record Number: 21955


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Are Vinagradoff on "The Growth of the Manor" and J. H. Round on "Scutage" still the authorities for this remote and difficult period, I wonder, or has some incisive and lucid writer at last let in light on its tangled obscurity?'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 29 Dec 1893 and 29 Mar 1970

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford
county: Oxfordshire

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Vera Brittain

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Female

Date of Birth:

29 Dec 1893

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

writer

Religion:

unknown

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Vinagradoff

Title:

The Growth of the Manor

Genre:

History

Form of Text:

Print: Book, Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

21955

Source:

Print

Author:

Vera Brittain

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Testament of Youth

Place of Publication:

Great Britain

Date of Publication:

1978

Vol:

n/a

Page:

514

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Vera Brittain, Testament of Youth, (Great Britain, 1978), p. 514, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=21955, accessed: 16 June 2024


Additional Comments:

The additional text mentioned is "Scutage" by JH Round. Vera Brittain had read these titles as part of her studies in early English history, a subject which "had always bored me to the limit of impatience".

   
   
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