Towns and Local Communities in Medieval and Early Modern England

Author(s): 
Palliser, David M.
ISBN: 
0860789748
Date published: 
February 2006
Hardback
Price: 
£57.50
Pages: 
280

David Palliser focuses here on towns in England in the centuries between the Norman Conquest and the Tudor period, on which he is an acknowledged authority. Urban topography, archaeology, economy, society and politics are all reviewed, and particular attention is given to relationships between towns and the Crown, to the evidence for migration into towns, and to the vexed question of urban fortunes in the 15th and 16th centuries. The collection includes two hitherto unpublished studies and is introduced and put in context by a new survey of English towns from the 7th to the 16th centuries.