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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1341: Medieval Towns and Cities, II: Guilds, Officials, and Merchants

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Pam Powell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Eliza Hartrich, Department of History, University of Sheffield
Paper 1341-aEconomics and the Cult of Death: The Guild of St George in Nottingham, 1459-1546
(Language: English)
Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Lay Piety, Social History
Paper 1341-bRiding Together: How Networks Were Sustained in Practice among the Cinque Ports
(Language: English)
Sheila Sweetinburgh, Centre for Kent History & Heritage, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Administration, Maritime and Naval Studies, Social History
Paper 1341-cNetworks and Entanglements in a Late-15th Century London Merchant's Formulary: Richard Arnold and His 'Chronicle'
(Language: English)
Justin Colson, Centre for Medical History, University of Exeter
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Trade, Social History

This panel will focus on specific aspects of late medieval urban life: the declining role of Nottingham’s guild of St George, and the members' response; the practical business of urban governance within the shared rights and privileges of the confederation of the Cinque Ports; and the career and network of an unsuccessful London merchant, Richard Arnold, as set out in 'Arnold's Chronicle', which also represents the first printed merchants' handbook.