Country and City: Wymondham, Norwich and Eaton in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Three aspects of Norfolk’s 16th and 17th Century history are documented in this volume. The Wymondham Town Book 1585-1620, Ordinances of the Norwich Carpenters’ Company 1594 and 1684 and John Aldrich of Eaton Farm Accounts 1663-1667.
Three aspects of Norfolk’s 16th and 17th Century history are documented in this volume:
The Wymondham Town Book 1585-1620, edited by John Wilson
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.
Ordinances of the Norwich Carpenters’ Company 1594 and 1684, edited by Philip Howard
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 of Eaton Farm Accounts 1663-1667, edited by Andrew Hickley
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.
Norfolk Record Society
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Andrew Hickley, John Wilson, Philip Howard