Gary G Gibbs
June 27, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 240 Pages
ISBN 9780367134020 - CAT# K409559
Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London presents linked microhistorical studies of five London parishes, using their own parish records to reconstruct their individual operations, religious practices, and societies.
The parish was a foundational institution in Tudor London. Every layperson inhabited one and they interacted with their neighbors in a variety of parochial activities and events. Each chapter in this book explores a different parish in a different part of the city, revealing their unique cultures, societies and economies against the backdrop of presiding themes and developments of the age. Through detailed microhistorical analysis, patterns of collective behavior, parishioner relationships, and parish leadership are highlighted, providing a new perspective on the period. The reader is drawn into the local neighborhoods and able to trace how people living in the Tudor era experienced the tumultuous changes of their time.
Five Parishes in Late Medieval and Tudor London is ideal for scholars and students of early modern history, microhistory, parish studies, the history of the English reformation, and those with an interest in administrative history of the late medieval and early modern periods.
Chapter 1: Allhallows London Wall, 1455-1536: Fundraising and Collaboration
Chapter 2: St. Michael Cornhill: Fundamental Changes
Chapter 3: St. Stephen Coleman Street: Living on the Margins
Chapter 4: St. Botolph Aldgate: Accounting for Reform, 1547-54
Chapter 5: St. Peter Westcheap: Privilege and Wealth