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The Making of King's Lynn : A Documentary Survey - Dotothy M. Owen

The Making of King's Lynn

A Documentary Survey

Hardcover Published: 15th November 1984
ISBN: 9780197260272
Number Of Pages: 524

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Lynn was a 'new' port of the late eleventh century, founded on the estates of the Bishop of Norwich. This volume includes transcripts or summaries of most of the documents available in original charters, cartularies, rentals, bede-rolls and the administrative records of the borough, for a study of the origin and topography of the town, and this is discussed and interpreted in the introduction. The scope of the volume also extends to evidence available for the religious, social and economic life of the town. It draws on gild statutes, poll-tax lists, customs accounts and toll lists, the court-rolls of the Bishop's liberty and a town-clerk's memorandum book. The introduction discusses the nature and extent of these courses and provides a brief analysis of most aspects of the medieval town.

Introduction; The Foundation of the Town; The Salting Industry; The Tolls of Lynn; Religious Houses in Lynn; Saint Margaret's Priory; Churches and Chapels of Lynn; Monastic Properties; Topagraphy; Fleets, Quays, Staiths, the River Front; Building Arrangements; Amenities and Services; Poll Tax; Daily Life, Clothing, etc; Wills and Probates; Trade in the Town and the Hinterland; The Jews in Lynn; Lynn Merchants; Gilds; Hanseatic Merchants; Customs and Overseas Trade; The Bishop and the Town; Corporation and Town Government; Town Courts, including Coroner; Murage, Defences of the town; Lynn, the Crown and the Outside World

ISBN: 9780197260272
ISBN-10: 0197260276
Series: Records of Social and Economic History (New Series)
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 524
Published: 15th November 1984
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.2 x 16.5  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.02