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

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Country and city : the Wymondham Town Book, 1585-1620, edited by John Wilson ; Ordinances of the Norwich Carpenters’ Company, 1594-1684, edited by, Philip Howard; John Aldrich of Eaton, Farm accounts, 1663-1667, edited by Andrew Hickley

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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.

Additional information

Publisher

Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number

LXX

Year of Publication

2006

Edited By

Andrew Hickley, John Wilson, Philip Howard

Cover

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

259

ISBN-10

x

ISBN-13

9780953829897