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By R. H. Britnell

This can be a research of 1 of England's significant textile cities through the past due heart a long time. It attracts greatly upon unpublished files in Colchester and in other places, and is the 1st heritage of a medieval English city to examine in conjunction the relationships among in a foreign country alternate, city improvement and adjustments in rural society. First it describes Colchester within the past fourteenth century, its exchange, its agricultural atmosphere and its kind of govt. The ebook then exhibits how cloth-making grew in Colchester after the Black dying and the way the inhabitants elevated until eventually approximately 1414. the consequences of this for the govt of the borough and for the town's function within the neighborhood economic climate are mentioned. The final part indicates that Colchester's development used to be no longer sustained during the 15th century, and examines a number of the causal hyperlinks among financial contraction, institutional switch within the borough and agrarian melancholy within the surrounding geographical region.

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