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London in the Later Middle AgesGovernment and People 1200-1500$
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Caroline M. Barron

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257775

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257775.001.0001

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The Manufacture and Distribution of Goods

The Manufacture and Distribution of Goods

(p.64) chapter four The Manufacture and Distribution of Goods
London in the Later Middle Ages

Caroline M. Barron (Contributor Webpage)

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This chapter examines the extensive manufacturing activities of medieval London: in particular cloth-working of all kinds, leather working, tailoring, and metalworking, especially the manufacture of pewter goods and high-quality gold and silver objects. It considers the key role played by Londoners in distributing throughout England their own manufactured goods as well as the numerous imported wares brought to the city, and also the process whereby the buying and selling of goods moved away from the great fairs into permanent shops in towns, especially in London.

Keywords:   London, manufacturing, cloth-working, pewter, gold, silver, fairs, shops

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