Continuity and change: the town, people and administration of Nottingham between c.1400 and c.1600

Mills, Judith Anne (2010) Continuity and change: the town, people and administration of Nottingham between c.1400 and c.1600. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.

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Abstract

This work is a study of continuity and change in Nottingham between 1400 and 1600. It looks first at the property, market, streets and common lands of the town before examining population trends. It investigates the social structure of the town, the wealth (or otherwise) of the people and the occupations they followed. The administration of Nottingham is also considered, in particular its institutions: the Council, the courts and presentment juries, and the networks and relationships which bind them together. It also looks at real and potential challenges to the authority of these institutions and incidents of social unrest.

Finally, the research also identifies some of the stimuli to change, such as national economic and demographic trends and the mid-sixteenth century imposition of the Reformation.

Item Type: Thesis (University of Nottingham only) (PhD)
Supervisors: Goddard, R.M.
Subjects: D History - General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Faculties/Schools: UK Campuses > Faculty of Arts > School of History
Item ID: 11358
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2010 12:06
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2016 11:54
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/11358

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