This collection of essays in English urban history covers a period which has been called 'the Dark Ages in English Economic History', on which it directs a revealing light. The essays range from a discussion of the role of ceremony in the civic life of Coventry at the end of the Middle Ages to the influence of war on London Merchant class at the end of the seventeenth century.
This book was first published in 1972.
1. Introduction, Peter Clark & Paul Slack
2. Ceremony and Citizen: the communal year at Coventry 1450-1550, Charles Phythian-Adams
3. The trade gilds of Tudor York, D.M. Palliser
4. The migrant in Kentish towns 1580-1640, Peter Clark
5. Poverty and politics in Salisbury 1597-1666, Paul Slack
6. Politics in Chester during the Civil Wars and Interegnum 1640-62, A.M. Johnson
7. East London housing in the seventeenth century, M. J. Power
8. A provincial capital in the late seventeenth century: The case of Norwich, Penelope Corfield
9. London merchants and the crisis of the 1690s, D. W. Jones