The Bailiffs' Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430 by Mark Bailey - PDF and EPUB eBook
In 1200 the Suffolk town of Dunwich was one of medieval England's wealthiest ports. However, a succession of marine...
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Details of The Bailiffs' Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430
- Exact title of the book
- The Bailiffs' Minute Book of Dunwich, 1404-1430
- Book author
- Mark Bailey
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 159 pages
- June 21st 2019 by Boydell Press
- File size (in PDF)
- 636 kB
Some brief overview of book
In 1200 the Suffolk town of Dunwich was one of medieval England's wealthiest ports. However, a succession of marine inundations in the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries drastically reduced its size and importance. Evocative descriptions of Dunwich's long struggle against the sea abound, but little has been written about the medieval town itself.
The Bailiff's Minute Book of 1404-30 is the single most substantial and informative document to have survived from the borough's medieval archive. It provides new insights into the town's bitter legal dispute with neighbouring Walberswick, its system of government and the men who administered and financed the town. Of even greater importance are the many references to the fortunes and organisation of the fishing industry.
Additionally, the Minute Book contains a number of detailed tax assessments, thus revealing how local communities shared the burden of royal lay subsidies. These assessments are among the first of their kind to be published. Mark Bailey is High Master of St Paul's School, and Professor of Later Medieval History at the University of East Anglia.