The Pinners' and Wiresellers' Book, 1462-1511

Edited by Barbara Megson. London Record Society, volume 44. The Pinners' and Wiresellers' Book covers the accounts of the medieval craft of the Pinners between 1462 and 1511, prior to and following their merger with the Wiremongers to form the Wiresellers Company in 1497. It is a most unusual volume since there are no other administrative records surviving from such a lowly craft in medieval London. It reveals how a small craft (some thirty members) struggled to maintain a hall, control working practices, license alien craftsmen and secure prayers for themselves and their families at the house of the Carmelite Friars in Fleet Street and St James's hospital in Westminster.

London Record Society. Originally published by London Record Society, London, 2009.

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