Annie Abram was born in London in 1869 and died in Sussex in 1930. As an historian, she contributed significantly to the twentieth-century historiography of late medieval England, researching the social, cultural and religious mores of the English laity and clergy. This title, first published in 1919, comprehensively explores the fabrics of late medieval society using evidence drawn from historical and literary works, official documents and illustrated manuscripts. Largely concentrating on the years between the start of the Black Death in 1348 and the end of the fifteenth century, a period in which we see important developments in the character and organisation of medieval England, chapters discuss the make-up of social order, life in a medieval town, the position of women in society, and the Church’s relationship with the laity. A complementary title to Social Life in England in the Fifteenth Century (Routledge Revivals, 2013), this fascinating work will be of great value to history students requiring a detailed overview of the framework of late medieval English society and culture.
Table of Contents
Preface; List of Illustrations; 1. Social Classes 2. Life Amongst the Aristocracy 3. Characteristics of Town Life 4. The Position of Women 5. The Church and the Nation 6. Some Aspects of Monastic Life 7. Business Life 8. The Unemployed 9. Aliens in England 10. Family Life 11. "Mete and Drinke" 12. The Mirror of Fashion 13. Houses 14. Public Health 15. Education 16. Amusements 17. Travelling 18. National Character; Authorities