Poverty and Wealth: Sheep, Taxation and Charity in Late Medieval Norfolk

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Aspects of both rural and urban life in late medieval Norfolk are illustrated by the documents published in this volume, in translation.  Sheep Accounts of Norwich Cathedral Priory (1484 to 1534),  its accounts shed light on an important aspect of the region’s economy.  The Income Tax Assessments for Norwich for 1472 and 1489 record the population and wealth of a leading provincial city.  Finally, the cartulary of St Mary’s Hospital, Great Yarmouth, charts charitable giving within another major urban centre, while at the same time providing information on the inhabitants and topography of the town.  The version of the cartulary edited here consists mainly of the translation made for the borough by the antiquary Henry Manship in 1614.

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Aspects of both rural and urban life in late medieval Norfolk are illustrated by the documents published here in translation.

Sheep Accounts of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1484 to 1534, edited by Mark Bailey

Norwich Cathedral Priory was a major flockmaster and its accounts shed light on an important aspect of the region’s economy.

Income Tax Assessments of Norwich, 1472 and 1489, edited by Maureen Jurkowski

The income tax assessments for Norwich for 1472 and 1489 record the population and wealth of a leading provincial city.

Cartulary of St. Mary’s Hospital, Great Yarmouth, edited by Carole Rawcliffe

The cartulary of St Mary’s Hospital, Great Yarmouth, charts charitable giving within another major urban centre, while at the same time providing information on the inhabitants and topography of the town.

The version of the cartulary edited here consists mainly of the translation made for the borough by the antiquary Henry Manship in 1614.

Additional information

Publisher

Norfolk Record Society

Volume Number

LXXI

Year of Publication

2007

Edited By

Carole Rawcliffe, Mark Bailey, Maureen Jurkowski

Cover

Hardcover

Language

English

Pages

251

ISBN-10

0955635705

ISBN-13

9780955635700