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The English Fur Trade in the Later Middle Ages. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 2003.

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The notes which precede the original bibliography on p. 230 of FT apply also to this bibliography.

Selection from publications of the last forty years is difficult indeed, particularly for a subject which touches on so many aspects of medieval society. Fortunately recent publications of the Cambridge Histories provide essential essays and up-to-date bibliographies. These include The New Cambridge Medieval History, c. 1300–1415, ed. M. Jones (2000), and c. 1415–1500, ed. C. Allmand (1998); The Cambridge Economic History of Europe, vol. 2, Trade and Industry in the Middle Ages, ed. M.M. Postan and E. Miller (second edition, 1987); The Cambridge Urban History of Britain, vol. 1, 600–1540, ed. D.M. Palliser (2000). The explosion of work on medieval London since the 1960s necessitates separate bibliographies: H. Creaton, Bibliography of printed works on London history to 1939 (Library Association, 1994. An updated online edition of this is being made available via the website of the Institute of Historical Research: The London Journal 20.2 (1995) is a special issue with historiographical essays and full bibliographies, on writings on London history since 1975: see D. Keene, 'London in the early Middle Ages, 600–1300', and C.M. Barron, 'London in the later Middle Ages, 1300–1550'. A revised edition of this issue, updating it to 1998, was edited by Patricia L. Garside and published as Capital Histories: a bibliographical study of London (Aldershot, 1998).


1. Bolton, J.L., ed., The Alien Communities of London in the fifteenth century: the subsidy rolls of 1440 and 1483–4 (Stamford, 1998)

2. Childs, W.R., ed., The Customs Accounts of Hull, 1453–90 (Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 1986)

3. Cobb, H.S., ed., The overseas trade of London: Exchequer Customs Accounts, 1480–1 (London Record Society, 1990)

4. Davies, M.P., ed., The Merchant Taylors' Company of London: court minutes 1486–1493 (Stamford, 2000)

5. Owen, D.M., ed., The making of King's Lynn. A documentary survey (British Academy, Records of Social and Economic History, 1984)

6. Starkey, D, ed., The Inventory of King Henry VIII, vol. 1, The transcript (Society of Antiquaries, 1998). As the inventories contain duplicate lists, the figures in FT, p. 143, notes 2 and 6, require modification. My essay on furs will appear in vol. 2 of the Inventory, forthcoming.

7. Sutton, A.F., and Hammond, P.W., eds., The Coronation of Richard III: the extant documents (London, 1983)

8. Skinners' Company, Calendar of records (typescript, 1965). The Company's records are now in Guildhall Library, Manuscripts Section

9. Woolgar, C.M., ed., Household Accounts from Medieval England (2 vols., Oxford, 1993)


10. Barron, C.M., 'Ralph Holland and the London radicals, 1438–1444', in Holt, R., and Rosser, G., eds., The medieval town: a reader in English urban history (London, 1990), pp. 160–83

11. Barron, C.M., The government of London in the later Middle Ages: enterprise and experiment (Oxford, forthcoming 2003)

12. Campbell, L., The Fifteenth-century Netherlandish Schools (London, National Gallery, 1998)

13. Carlin, M., Medieval Southwark (London, 1996)

14. Childs, W.R., Anglo-Castilian trade in the later Middle Ages (Manchester, 1978)

15. Costume (the journal of the Costume Society), from 1967

16. Davies, M.P., 'The Tailors of London and their Guild', D.Phil. thesis, Oxford, 1994

17. Davies, M., 'Artisans, guilds, and government in London', in Britnell, R.H., ed., Daily life in the late Middle Ages (Stroud, 1998), pp. 127–50

18. Davies, M., 'Governors and governed: the practice of power in the Merchant Taylors' Company in the fifteenth century', in Gadd, I.A., and Wallis, P., eds., Guilds, society and economy in London, 1450–1800 (London, Centre for Metropolitan History, 2002), pp. 67–83

19. Delort, R., 'Un aspect du commerce vénitien au XV siècle: Andrea Barbarigo et le commerce des fourrures, 1430–1440', Le Moyen Age LXXI (1965), pp. 29–70, 247–73

20. Delort, R., Le commerce des fourrures en Occident à la fin du Moyen Age (vers 1300–1450) (2 vols., Ecole française de Rome, Rome, 1978)

21. Dyer, C., Standards of living in the later Middle Ages: social change in England, c. 1200–1520 (Cambridge, 1989)

22. Dyer, C., 'The consumer and the market in the later Middle Ages', Economic History review 2nd series 42 (1989), pp. 305–26; also in idem, ed., Everyday life in medieval England (London, 1994), pp. 257–82

23. Goldberg, P.J.P., 'Women in fifteenth-century town life', in Thomson, J.A.F, ed., Towns and townspeople in the fifteenth century (Stroud, 1988), pp. 107–28

24. Harding, V., 'Cross-channel trade and cultural contacts: London and the Low Countries in the later fourteenth century', in Barron, C.M., and Saul, N., eds., England and the Low Countries in the late Middle Ages (Stroud, 1995), pp. 153–68.

25. Keene, D., 'Shops and shopping in medieval London', in Grant, L.M., ed. Medieval art, architecture, and archaeology in London (British Archaeological Association, 1990), pp. 29–40

26. Keene, D.J. 'Suburban growth', in Holt, R., and Rosser, G., eds., The medieval town: a reader in English urban history (London, 1990), pp. 97–119

27. Lloyd, T.H., Alien merchants in England in the high middle Ages (Brighton, 1982)

28. Lloyd, T.H., England and the German Hanse, 1187–1611: a study in their trade and commercial diplomacy (Cambridge, 1991)

29. Martin, J., Treasure of the Land of Darkness: the fur trade and its significance for medieval Russia (Cambridge, 1986)

30. Newton, S.M., Fashion in the age of the Black Prince (Woodbridge, 1980)

31. Nicholas, D., 'The English trade at Bruges in the last years of Edward III', Journal of Medieval History 5 (1979), pp. 23–61

32. Nightingale, P., A medieval merchant community: the Grocers' Company and the politics and trade of London, 1000–1485 (New Haven and London, 1995)

33. Nightingale, P., 'The growth of London in the medieval English economy', in Britnell, R.H., and Hatcher, J., eds., Progress and problems in medieval England: essays in honour of Edward Miller (Cambridge, 1996), pp. 89–106

34. Rosser, G., 'Crafts, guilds, and the negotiation of work in the medieval town', Past and Present 154 (1997), pp. 3–31

35. Rosser, G., 'London and Westminster: the suburb and the urban economy in the later Middle Ages', in Thomson, J.A.F, ed., Towns and townspeople in the fifteenth century (Stroud, 1988), pp. 45–61

36. Swanson, H., 'The illusion of economic structure: craft guilds in late medieval English towns', Past and Present 121 (1988), pp. 29–48

37. Swanson, H., Medieval artisans: an urban class in late medieval England (Oxford, 1989)

38. Vaughan, R., Valois Burgundy (London, 1975)

39. Veale, E.M., 'Craftsmen and the economy of London in the fourteenth century', in Hollaender, A.E.J., and Kellaway, W., eds., Studies in London History presented to P.E. Jones (London, 1969), pp. 131–51; also in Holt, R., and Rosser, G., eds., The medieval town: a reader in English urban history (London, 1990), pp. 120–39

40. Veale, E.M., 'The "Great Twelve": mistery and fraternity in the thirteenth century', Historical Research 64 (1991), pp. 237–63

41. Veale, E.M., 'Matilda Penne, skinner', in Barron, C.M., and Sutton, A.F., eds., Medieval London widows, 1300–1500 (London, 1994), pp. 47–54

42. Wedermeyer, E., 'Social groupings at the fairs of St Ives', Medieval Studies 32 (1970), pp. 27–59