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Norfolk Record Society Est.1930

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

Edited By: Mark Bailey, Maureen Jurkowski, Carole Rawcliffe.


2007, 251pp

ISBN: 9780955635700


This volume is available to purchase (PDF).

Aspects of both rural and urban life in late medieval Norfolk are illustrated by the documents published here in translation.


Norwich Cathedral Priory was a major flockmaster and its accounts shed light on an important aspect of the region’s economy.  The income tax assessments for Norwich for 1472 and 1489 record the population and wealth of a leading provincial city.


Finally, the cartulary of St Mary’s Hospital, Great Yarmouth, charts charitable giving within another major urban centre, while at the same time providing information on the inhabitants and topography of the town.

The version of the cartulary edited here consists mainly of the translation made  for the borough by the antiquary Henry Manship in 1614.


Poverty and Wealth, Sheep, Taxation and Charity in Late Medieval Norfolk (Book Dust Jacket)

Poverty and Wealth, Sheep, Taxation and Charity in Late Medieval Norfolk