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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Lawrence Stone (4 December 1919 – 16 June 1999) was an English historian of early modern Britain. He is noted for his work on the English Civil War and marriage.


  • Sculpture in Britain: The Middle Ages, 1955, Penguin Books (now Yale History of Art)
  • The Crisis of the Aristocracy, 1558-1641 (1965)
  • The Causes of the English Revolution, 1529-1642' (1972)
  • Family and Fortune: Studies in Aristocratic Finance in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries (1973)
  • The Family, Sex and Marriage in England, 1500-1800 (1977)
  • "The Revival of Narrative: Reflections on a New Old History," Past and Present 85 (Nov. 1979) pp 3–24
  • The Past and the Present (1981)
  • An Open Elite? England 1540-1880 (1984) with Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone,
  • Road to Divorce: England, 1530-1987 (1990)
  • Uncertain Unions: Marriage in England, 1660-1753 (1992)
  • Broken Lives: Separation and Divorce in England, 1660-1857 (1993)
  • An Imperial State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815 (1994) editor

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