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

series

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

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