The author of the passage suggests which of the following about that "widespread assumption"? A. Because it is true, the history of civil law is of as much interest to historians focusing on general social history as to those specializing in legal history. B. Because it is inaccurate, the history of civil law in early modern England should enrich the general historical scholarship of that period. C. It is based on inaccurate data about the propertied male elite of early modern England. D. It does not provide a plausible explanation for historians' failure to study the civil law of early modern England. E. It is based on an analogy with criminal law in early modern England.