The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform

The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform

The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform

The Sutherland Estate, 1850-1920: Aristocratic Decline, Estate Management and Land Reform

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From the mid-nineteenth century until the end of World War I, the Sutherland Estate was the largest landed estate in western Europe; at 1.1 million acres, the ducal family owned almost the entire county of Sutherland as well as a further 30,000 acres in England. The estate was owned by the dukes of Sutherland, who were among the richest patrician landowners of the period; from the early nineteenth century, however, the family were shadowed by their reputation as great clearance landlords,something that would come back to haunt them throughout the coming decades.
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