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London in the later Middle Ages : government and people, 1200-1500

Author: Caroline M Barron
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an account of the evolution of the government of London from the tempestuous days of the Commune in the late 12th century to the calmer waters of Tudor England. In this 300-year period Londoners learnt how to construct and to manage, "self-government at the king's command."
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline M Barron
ISBN: 0199257779 9780199257775
OCLC Number: 52830204
Description: xvi, 472 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. City and Crown: The Reality of Royal Power --
1. Demands of the Crown --
2. Needs of the City --
pt. 2. City and Prosperity: The Creation of Wealth --
3. Economic Infrastructure --
4. Manufacture and Distribution of Goods --
5. Overseas Trade --
pt. 3. Government of London --
6. City Courts --
7. Annually Elected Officials: Mayor and Sheriffs --
8. Government of London: A Civic Bureaucracy --
9. From Guilds to Companies --
pt. 4. Practice of Civic Government --
10. Urban Environment --
11. Welfare Provision.
Responsibility: Caroline M. Barron.
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