By Philip Slavin
Despite elevated commercialization and a good community of neighborhood markets in 1300s Europe—as good as major charges and dangers linked to the construction, transportation, and garage of food—some landed lords, monasteries, and convents persevered to depend on the produce in their personal estates. This exact research units out to account for the confusing scenario, protecting the interval among 1260 and 1536, with an in-depth research of the altering styles and fortunes of the provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory. because it examines the full means of foodstuff supply from box to desk, the list explores the query of meals protection in the context of many of the crises within the 14th century, and in addition illustrates the aftereffects of the Black demise. even if delivering remarkable perception into the Priory, the publication additionally serves as an incredible source on knowing the overdue heart a long time financial system of britain and society in the course of a time of upheaval.
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2 Norwich Cathedral Priory precinct (drawing by the author). B. A. ), The parliamentary survey of dean and chapter properties in and around Norwich in 1649, Norfolk Record Society 51 (Norwich, 1985), p. 114; C. Noble, ‘Aspects of life at Norwich Cathedral Priory in the late medieval period’, PhD thesis (University of East Anglia, 2001), p. 128; R. Gilchrist, Norwich Cathedral close: the evolution of the English cathedral landscape (Woodbridge, 2005), passim. Bread & Ale corrected layout vi Page 17 Bread & Ale corrected layout vi 17/2/12 12:45 Page 18 Bread and Ale for the Brethren did not consume their daily rations in their entirety, there is no doubt that the portions placed before them were of heroic proportions.
On the significance of social status and reputation in pre-1800 trade, see F. Trivellato, The familiarity of strangers: the Sephardic diaspora, Livorno and cross-cultural trade in the early modern period (New Haven, CT, 2009), pp. 164–5, 274–5. 21. Cambridge University Library, EDC 1/F/4/20–53. 22. Kershaw and Smith, Bolton Priory compotus, pp. 205–7, 221–5, 239–43, 260–62, 280–83 and passim. 32 Bread & Ale corrected layout vi 17/2/12 12:45 Page 33 Norwich Cathedral Priory’s grain market, 1260–1538 the spiritual authority of the diocese’s overseer, the bishop of Norwich.
NRO, DCN 40/11, fols 42r–44v. 39. Harvey, Living and dying, pp. 18–21. 40. Saunders, Introduction, pp. 162. 41. P. Tanner, The church in late medieval Norwich (Toronto, 1984), pp. 31–2. 1 Estimated population of Norwich Cathedral Priory, 1301–1536. Source: NRO, DCN 1/1–13, 2/3/2–10 and 92/1 (1,333 rolls in total). Bread & Ale corrected layout vi Page 13 Bread & Ale corrected layout vi 17/2/12 12:44 Page 14 Bread and Ale for the Brethren basis of the relative length of their stay. Normally, the lengths of their visits could vary anywhere between several days and several months.