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London in the Later Middle Ages: Government…

London in the Later Middle Ages: Government and People 1200-1500

by Caroline M. Barron

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A major work by the acknowledged doyenne of medieval London studies in this generation --now almost the previous generation. With very useful lists of civic officials. ( )
  antiquary | Jun 16, 2014 |
As remarkable as it now appears, in light of fires, invasions, bombings, and intense religious and tribal purges, the civic records of the city of London between 1200-1500 remain intact. The author is Professor of History of London at Royal Holloway, University of London.

In the 12th century, the government was a Commune. It evolved into a kind of group of elected leaders who developed ways of dealing with demanding and often distracted monarchs, and the quarrels of the city inhabitants. ( )
  keylawk | Sep 6, 2013 |
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This is the first full account of the evolution of the government of London from the tempestuous days of the Commune in the late twelfth century to the calmer waters of Tudor England. Caroline Barron shows how the elected rulers of London developed ways of dealing with both demanding monarchs and quarrelsome city inhabitants. The remarkable survival of the city's own records makes it possible to trace, in unexpected detail, the inner workings of civic politics and government over three hundred years.

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