Elizabeth Griffiths BA, PhD


Elizabeth Griffiths has worked on the records of the Norfolk gentry, housed in the Norfolk Records Office, for many years; they formed the subject of her PhD thesis at the UEA on the management of the Blickling and Felbrigg Estates in the seventeenth century, and  more recently led to a research fellowship at Exeter University.   The result has been two major publications, Farming to Halves: the Hidden History of Sharefarming from Medieval to Modern Times, (Macmillan, 2009) with Prof. Mark Overton, and Consumption & Gender in the Early Seventeenth Century Household: the World of Alice Le Strange, (OUP, 2012) with Prof. Jane Whittle.   She has also contributed chapters on the Le Strange family to R. W Hoyle’s book, Custom and Improvement in Early Modern Britain (Ashgate, 2012) and Jane Whittle’s book , Landlords and Tenants in Britain, 1440-1660: Tawney’s ‘Agrarian Problem’ Revisited, (Boydell & Brewer, 2013). She is now completing a volume for the Norfolk Record Society on the Farming Records of Lady Alice Le Strange, and working on a proposal for Prof. Hoyle’s new series, Rural Worlds, on the legacy of Lady Alice Le Strange.