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The Medieval clothier / John S. Lee
E-books | Boydell Press | 2018
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Cloth-making became England's leading industry in the late Middle Ages; clothiers coordinated its different stages, in some cases carrying out the processes themselves, and found markets for their finished cloth, selling to merchants, drapers and other traders. While many clothiers were of only modest status or "jacks of all trades", a handful of individuals amassed huge fortunes through the trade, becoming the multi-millionaires of their day.0This book offers the first recent survey of this hugely important and significant trade and its practitioners, examining the whole range of clothiers across different areas of England, and exploring their impact within the industry and in their wider communities. Alongside the mechanics of the trade, it considers clothiers as entrepreneurs and early capitalists, employing workers and even establishing early factories; it also looks at their family backgrounds and their roles as patrons of church rebuilding and charitable activities. It is completed with extracts from clothiers' wills and a gazetteer of places to visit, making the book invaluable to academics, students, and local historians alike
Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed July 13, 2018).
Introduction -- Making cloth -- Marketing cloth -- Identifying Clothiers -- Clothiers and government -- Clothiers in society -- Famous clothiers -- Conclusion -- Appendices 1. Cloths taxed by county -- 2. Cloths taxed by locality -- 3. Cloth types, as defined by statute in 1552 -- 4. Will of Thomas Paycocke of Coggeshall -- 5. Will of Thomas Spring III of Lavenham -- 6. Will of John Smallwood the elder alias John Winchecombe I of Newbury -- 7. Will of William Stumpe of Malmesbury -- Gazetteer of surviving buildings.
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Print version: LEE, JOHN S. MEDIEVAL CLOTHIER. [Place of publication not identified] : BOYDELL PRESS, 2018 1783273178 (OCoLC)1014139279
9781787442771 (electronic bk.)
1787442772 (electronic bk.)
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