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The mercery of London : trade, goods and people, 1130-1578

Author: Anne F Sutton
Publisher: Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book investigates the earliest itinerant mercers and the artisans who made and sold mercery goods (such as the silkwomen of London, so often mercers' wives), and their origins in counties like Norfolk, the source of linen and worsted. These diverse traders were united by the neighbourhood of the London Mercery on Cheapside and by their need for the privileges of the freedom of London." "Extensive use of
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Genre/Form: History
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Sutton, Anne F.
Mercery of London.
Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2005
(OCoLC)654528248
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne F Sutton
ISBN: 0754653315 9780754653318
OCLC Number: 56924791
Description: xvii, 670 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface; Foreword; Definitions and location: the London Mercery, 1130s --
1230s; 'The poor pedlar makes more noise crying his goods than does a rich mercer all his valuable wares': the mercery trade in the 13th century; The origins and early associations of London mercers, 1270s --
1340s; 'Loving companions who are dwelling in the good city of London': the commonalty of the mercery; The company and the city 1348 --
94: from the Black Death to the First Charter; 'Le compaignie del mercerie que dieux veul garder de male et de perile et tutditz convoier a bon aventure'; The move into mercantile status, 1290s --
1430; Success on all sides: the mercers in 15th century London; The mercery trade in London: prosperity and conflict; C'etait une vie d'aventures semblable a celle des chevaliers: the mercers' ascendancy among the adventurers in the Low Countries, 1430s --
85; 'All merchandise shall have its course and merchants to have their communication each with other': trade 1430s --
85; 'Give to every man that which is his': the mercers, and the merchant adventurers 1485 --
1520s; New responsibilties and losses, 1490s --
1540s; Religious change, wealth and faith; 'The present understanding of the feat of the merchant adventurer'; Overseas Trade, 1520s --
80s; The demise of the medieval mercery; 'A sample and light': charity and protestantism; A new company?; Appendices; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Anne F. Sutton.
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