The Bennet sisters and their social bubble

  1. The entail was once the standard method by which the English aristocracy and landed gentry kept land in the family, as any reader of Jane Austen will know well. In Pride and Prejudice one reason for the desperate attempt to marry off the Bennet girls was that Mr Collins would inherit the estate under an entail. Even then the entail was not widely understood:

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Barbara Rich

Barbara Rich

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English barrister & mediator — specialising in disputed succession & decision-making for people who lack mental capacity