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Conclusion: The Complexity of Small Things

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Although Wells was a town of, at best, medium size throughout the Middle Ages, it was a surprisingly complex place and yet it easily kept its identity, because of the continuation of institutions ... More


Moulding Instruments of Reform: Men and Machinery

Bernard Capp

in England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199641789
eISBN:
9780191744228
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641789.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter explores the new regime's efforts to mould the instruments needed to implement reformation measures. The first challenge was to assert its authority over resentful local magistrates, ... More


The Courts of Lords and Townsmen

ALAN HARDING

in Medieval Law and the Foundations of the State

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198219583
eISBN:
9780191717574
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219583.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

When the Carolingian empire broke up in the 10th century the immunity from public interference within their fiefs which kings were accustomed to grant to the greater landlords was transformed into a ... More


The Economy and Survey of 1086

John McDonald and G. D. Snooks

in Domesday Economy: A New Approach to Anglo-Norman History

Published in print:
1986
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198285243
eISBN:
9780191596636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198285248.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

‘The economy and survey of 1086’ establishes the foundation for the book's enquiry. The main economic institutions surveyed include the manor, the borough, internal trade, international trade, and ... More


Elite Women in English Political Life c.1754-1790

Elaine Chalus

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199280100
eISBN:
9780191707087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280100.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book explores the gendered nature of politics and political life in 18th-century England by focusing on the political involvement of female members of the political elite. The book challenges ... More


The Wider Realm

P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199573837
eISBN:
9780191721878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573837.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Chapter 6 considers how decisions taken in parliament affected everyday life. It first discusses the publicizing of statute law examining the roles of proclamations and of statute books, and the rise ... More


Politics and Society in Great Yarmouth 1660–1722

Perry Gauci

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206057
eISBN:
9780191676956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206057.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This book studies the political development of a major English town during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. The book examines the activities of the local oligarchy over a period which begins ... More


Introduction

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The medieval town's appeal is complex. More than any other field within medieval history, the study of towns provokes historians to view things as complete, sometimes sealed units. It is possible to ... More


Origins

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wells had to wait until the first century of Norman rule to become a borough, and aside from this fact little else is sure about its earliest history, the time before 1150. However, ‘borough’ is ... More


The Balance of Authority

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Professor Norman Trenholme pointed out that the monastic boroughs of England, towns like Abingdon and Bury, Cirencester and Dunstable, spent much of the 14th century in conflict with their ... More


The Social History of the Borough Community, 1377–1500

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The Borough Community was one of two groups into which the laymen of the town were divided. This was a division encountered in virtually all enfranchised towns across Europe. Simply put, it separated ... More


The Culture of the Borough Community, 1377–1520

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The issues that this chapter raises have not often been discussed by historians of the medieval English town, and so it is appropriate to acknowledge the important contribution of Susan Reynolds in ... More


The Social World Completed

DAVID GARY SHAW

in The Creation of a Community: The City of Wells in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204015
eISBN:
9780191676086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204015.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter tries to present a complete picture of the social world of later medieval Wells, but fails to do so. It had too little to say of several groups, although they may have fitted into one or ... More


The Dodgers and Male Bar Culture

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115789
eISBN:
9780199854066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that no institution better underscored that fact of life, in Brooklyn at least, than the neighborhood tavern. The use of male culture was described as a symbol of both the depth ... More


Kids' Ball: The Dodgers and Brooklyn's Boys

Carl E. Prince

in Brooklyn's Dodgers: The Bums, the Borough, and the Best of Baseball, 1947–1957

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195115789
eISBN:
9780199854066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195115789.003.0008
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter reveals the great equalizer among the boroughs boys and baseball as a way of easing ethnic conflict. The Dodgers were at the center of male youth culture. The chapter also introduces the ... More


Low-level Urbanization: The Seigneurial Borough of Thornbury in the Middle Ages

RODNEY HILTON

in Medieval Society and the Manor Court

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201908
eISBN:
9780191675065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201908.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, Social History

The foundations of boroughs of feudal lords in England date from the 12th century onwards. They were only part of a dense network of markets founded mainly in the 12th and 13th centuries. Many ... More


The Second Campaign, 1905–1914

Jenifer Hart

in Proportional Representation: Critics of the British Electoral System 1820-1945

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201366
eISBN:
9780191674860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201366.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

John H. Humphreys was a clerk in the Post Office who initiated the revival of the PRS because he was alarmed by the results in the local London Borough Councils elections. Since the first elections ... More


Religious Belief and Popular Culture

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

Popular religion is defined as a generally shared understanding of religious meaning including both folk beliefs as well as formal and officially sanctioned practices and ideas, operating within a ... More


The Metropolitan Borough of Southwark

S. C. Williams

in Religious Belief and Popular Culture in Southwark c.1880–1939

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207696
eISBN:
9780191677786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207696.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Religion

The Metropolitan Borough of Southwark was formed in 1900 from the amalgamation of the civil parishes of St Saviour's Southwark, St George's, Christ Church, and St Mary Newington. Old local ... More


The Government and the Boroughs

T.C. Barnard

in Cromwellian Ireland: English Government and Reform in Ireland 1649-1660

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208570
eISBN:
9780191678066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208570.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

England's official policy towards corporations in Ireland during the Interregnum had three objects: strategic, political, and economic. The government wanted not only to debar Catholics from the ... More


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