For fear of confiscation

The great estates of England had started to be broken up for sale in the late 19th century, but the imposition of taxes on land just before the war, and fears of socialist revolution, both hastened the process.

October 1918
Work on Estate

Decided to sell outlying portions of estate, for fear of confiscation.

Bisham estate memorandum book (D/EX73/1/8/2, p. 175)

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