Item description for Guilds and the Parish Community in Late Medieval East Anglia c. 1470-1550 by Ken Farnhill...
The parish and the guild were the two poles round which social and religious life revolved in late medieval England. This study, drawing freely on East Anglian records, shows how influential they were in the lives of their communities in the years before the break with Rome - and provides an implicit commentary on the impact of the Henrician Reformation at parish level. The records of many of the guilds (or fraternities) of East Anglia in the years 1470-1550 are examined for evidence of their form, function and popularity; the spread of fraternities across East Anglia, the size of individual guilds, types of member, and the benefits of guild membership are all studied in detail. The social and religious functions of the fraternities are then compared with the parish, through a study of the records of two Norfolk market towns (Wymondham and Swaffham) and two Suffolk villages (Bardwell and Cratfield). A final chapter studies the fortunes of the guilds during the early years of the Reformation, up to their dissolution in 1548.KEN FARNHILL is research associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.54" Width: 6.22" Height: 1.01" Weight: 1.18 lbs.
Release Date Mar 8, 2001
Publisher York Medieval Press
ISBN 1903153050 ISBN13 9781903153055
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More About Ken Farnhill
Farnhill is research associate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York.