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Q: How did the slaveholding gentry dominate Virginia politics?
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What is the English gentry?

Gentry refers to nobility. In England, the gentry refer to people with titles. These would be knights, dukes, earls, barons, viscounts, and the like.

What are the disadvantages and advantages of the gentry class?

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What do members of the English gentry inherit?

If you are referring to the nobility then they do not necessarily a thing. It depends on many factors. There may be nothing attached to the title and the title itself may not be hereditary.There may be disguised circularity in this question. The English term gentry is vague and refers to families in the 'class' or 'stratum' immediately below the aristocracy - in other words the higher echelons of the upper middle class. They inherit only what is left them in wills or according to law if someone dies without a will.There is also the term landed gentry. This refers to members of the main (often untitled) land-owning families in each county. Criteria for 'membership' are vague and informal. (You don't get a document from the monarch telling you that you are a member of the landed gentry). Moreover, even if you are widely regarded as a 'member' of the landed gentry this doesn't guarantee that you will inherit 'broad acres' or even any land at all. Leaving aside possible ill will within a family, parents may want to keep a farm or estate viable for the future and leave it to one child, and leave the others money, stocks and shares.

What did Augustine Washington do for a living?

Augustine Wasjomgton was George Washington's father. He was a very wealthy member of the landed gentry, who earned his money as a planter with slaves. He was an active member of the Anglican church and served as both sheriff and justice of the peace.

What is the government by a few called?

Government by the few is an oligarchy, by a single powerful ruler an autocracy, and by the landed gentry an aristocracy.

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When was Adam Gentry born?

Adam Gentry was born on August 21, 1978, in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

When was Minnie Gentry born?

Minnie Gentry was born on December 2, 1915, in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Did the headright system benefit the wealthy gentry in Virginia?


What did Virginia's upper class modeled its extravagant lifestyle and values on?

England's rural gentry.

What was the politics of the song dynasty like?

They focused less on the military, and the scholar-gentry class continued to rule. Confucianism was strictly enforced in the elite class.

Where is the Gentry Public Library in Gentry located?

The address of the Gentry Public Library is: 105 E. Main, Gentry, 72734 8219

What is the birth name of Jonathon Gentry?

Jonathon Gentry's birth name is Gentry, Jonathon.

How do you use gentry in a sentence?

once i was a gentry was no me

What is the birth name of Dennis Gentry?

Dennis Gentry's birth name is Dennis Louis Gentry.

What is the birth name of Troy Gentry?

Troy Gentry's birth name is Troy Lee Gentry.

Who are the members of Montgomery Gentry?

members of Eddmongomery gentry are eddie mongomery & trou gentry...

Is Bobbie Gentry related to Montgomery Gentry?

She is not related to either member of Montgomery Gentry. Her birth name was Roberta Lee Streeter.She took the stage name Gentry after seeing Jennifer Jones in the film, Ruby Gentry.