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

Caroline M. Barron


In the three hundred years covered by this study, the city of London, in partnership with its near neighbour the town of Westminster, developed as the economic, social, administrative, and political capital of the expanding English kingdom. This book charts the halting process whereby the Londoners struggled to forge viable systems of self-government under the ever-watchful eyes of the royal officials at Westminster. This book examines the symbiotic relationship between the Crown and the City, and charts the ways in which the Londoners created the wealth that made them so indispensable to the ... More

Keywords: London, Westminster, poverty, wealth, economy, city records, welfare, urban environment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199257775
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Caroline M. Barron, author
Professor of the History of London, Royal Holloway
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