Anglo-Hanseatic War
The Anglo-Hanseatic War was a conflict fought between England and the Hanseatic League, led by the cities of Danzig (Gdańsk) and Lübeck, that lasted from 1469 to 1474. Causes of the war include increa...
Bardi family
The Bardi family was an influential Florentine family that started the powerful banking company, the Compagnia dei Bardi.In the 14th century the Bardis lent Edward III of England 900,000 gold florins,...
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Chief rent
Chief rent, also known as a rentcharge, is an annual sum payable on some freehold property in the United Kingdom.
It is particularly common in North West England, where the usual term is chief ren...
Carta Mercatoria
The Carta Mercatoria, meaning 'the charter of the merchants', was a 1303 charter granted by Edward I to foreign merchants in England. It guaranteed them freedom to trade, protection under the law, an...
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Statute of Cambridge 1388
The Statute of Cambridge 1388 (12 Rich. 2, ch. 7) was a piece of English legislation that placed restrictions on the movements of labourers and beggars. It prohibited any labourer from leaving the hun...
Worshipful Company of Cordwainers
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. Cordwainers were workers in fine leather; the Company gets its name from "cordwain" (cordovan), the white le...
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Exchequer of the Jews
The Exchequer of the Jews (Latin: Scaccarium Judaeorum) was a division of the Court of Exchequer at Westminster, which recorded and regulated the taxes and the law-cases of the Jews in England. It op...
Holsworthy, Devon
4°21′00″W / 50.8167°N 4.35°W / 50.8167; -4.35Holsworthy is a small market town and civil parish in the local government district of Torridge, Devon, England. The county town o...
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Scutage
The form of taxation known as scutage, in the law of England under the feudal system, allowed a knight to "buy out" of the military service due to the Crown as a holder of a knight's fee held under th...
William II Canynges
William II Canynges (c. 1399–1474) was an English merchant and shipper from Bristol, one of the wealthiest private citizens of his day and an occasional royal financier. He served as Mayor of Bristol ...
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Nomina Villarum
Nomina Villarum was a survey carried out in 1316 and contains a list of all cities, boroughs and townships in England and the Lords of them. The document was compiled for King Edward II. The survey wa...
Worshipful Company of Cutlers
The Worshipful Company of Cutlers is one of the ancient Livery Companies of the City of London. It ranks 18th in the order of precedence of the Companies. 0°6.056′W / 51.51550°N 0.1009...
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Heriot
Heriot, from Old English heregeat ("war-gear"), was originally a death-duty in late Anglo-Saxon England, which required that at death, a nobleman provided to his king a given set of military equipment...
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BBC Domesday Project
The BBC Domesday Project was a partnership between Acorn Computers, Philips, Logica and the BBC (with some funding from the European Commission's ESPRIT programme) to mark the 900th anniversary of the...
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Summercourt fair
4°58′19″W / 50.366°N 4.972°W / 50.366; -4.972Summercourt fair is a Charter fair held annually in Summercourt, a village five miles (8 km) south-east of Newquay in Cornwal...
Murage
Murage was a medieval toll for the building or repair of town walls in England and Wales. Additional comment: The term 'murage', while having this specific meaning could also refer to other aid for w...
William Browne (Mayor of the Calais Staple)
Sir William Browne (1410 - 14 April 1489) was Lord Mayor and Merchant of the Staple of Calais, France; and founder of Browne's Hospital, a medieval almshouse and listed building in Stamford, Lincolnsh...
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Pipe rolls
The Pipe rolls, sometimes called the Great rolls, are a collection of financial records maintained by the English Exchequer, or Treasury, and its successors. The earliest date from the 12th century, a...
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Stow-on-the-Wold
1°43′05″W / 51.928°N 1.718°W / 51.928; -1.718Stow-on-the-Wold is a small market town and civil parish in Gloucestershire, England. It is situated on top of an 800 ft (244...
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Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The organisation originates from the latter part of the fourteenth century and received its Royal Charter...
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Noble (English coin)
The Noble was the first English gold coin produced in quantity, having been preceded by the Gold penny and the Florin earlier in the reigns of King Henry III and King Edward III, which saw little circ...
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Angevin pound
The Angevin pound was "the ordinary standard of the currency in the continental possessions (12th-century ) of the early Plantagenets" Roger of Hoveden wrote that its value was set at about one-fourth...
BBC Domesday Reloaded
BBC Domesday Reloaded is a local history web site for the digitised content of the BBC's 1986 Domesday Project. It was launched in May 2011 and includes some updates contributed by users during 2011. ...
BBC Domesday Reloaded - Wikipedia
Worshipful Company of Curriers
The Worshipful Company of Curriers is one of the Livery Companies of the City of London. The Curriers, or curers of leather, first formed an organisation in 1272. This organisation achieved full auto...
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Company of Merchant Adventurers of London
The Company of Merchant Adventurers of London brought together London's leading overseas merchants in a regulated company in the early 15th century, in the nature of a guild. Its members' main busine...
Liber Exoniensis
The Liber Exoniensis or Exon Domesday is a composite land and tax register associated with the Domesday Survey of 1086, covering much of Southwest England. It contains a variety of administrative mate...
Florin (English coin)
The Florin or Double Leopard was an attempt in 1344 by English king Edward III to produce a gold coinage suitable for use in Europe as well as in England (see also Half Florin or Leopard and Quarter F...
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