The Gentry is a history of England told through its families. This website contains family trees, a few maps and many images illustrating some of the background to the twelve families who carry the story of England in the book.

Read a sample chapter about Sir John Oglander, the 17th-century squire of Nunwell in the Isle of Wight, his life and family, his dreams and ambitions and the tragedies that struck him....

Links to other websites

For a superb and searchable map of London in the sixteenth century, showing many of the sites where George Throckmorton had his series of dangerous meetings in the 1530s, see http://mapoflondon.uvic.ca

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