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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

Patron: His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester, KG, GCVO

Edited By: John Wilson, Philip Howard, Andrew Hinkley


2006, 259pp

ISBN: 9780953829897


This volume is available to purchase (PDF).

Three aspects if Norfolk’s 16th and 17th Century history are documented here.  Wymondham is shown piecing together a corporate identity after the loss of its abbey and its many religious guilds at the Reformation and coping with problems that included the maintenance of its poor and a devastating fire in 1615.  The Norwich Carpenters’ Company ordinances attempt to perpetuate a system that had its roots in the Middle Ages and was coming under competition from non-guild craftsman including those from the City's immigration communities.  John Aldrich’s farming practices in the 1660s anticipate the agricultural changes of the next century especially in the large-scale cultivation of turnips in a mainly enclosed landscape.


Country and City, Wymondham, Norwich and Eaton in 16th and 17th Centuries (Book Dust Jacket)

Country and City, Wymondham, Norwich and Eaton in 16th and 17th Centuries