Preface; List of abbreviations; 1. Introduction; 2. The rise of the estate steward; 3. The steward's career; 4. The whole duty of a steward; 5. Between lord and tenant; 6. Returns to London; 7. The ambassador; 8. Tending the interest; 9. The almoner; 10. Filling the pulpit; 11. The constable: defending the manor; 12. The constable: defending the forests; 13. Exploiting the estate; 14. The clerk of works; 15. Master and man; A note on the manuscript sources; Index.
Stewards, Lords and People analyses the role of the estate steward in the social mechanisms of later Stuart England.