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.
Series: Norfolk Record Society, Vol. LXX
Edited By: John Wilson, Philip Howard and Andrew Hinkley
Year of Publication: 2006
Hardcover: 259 pages