A History of the County of York East Riding: Volume 6, the Borough and Liberties of Beverley

By A P Baggs, L M Brown, G C F Forster, I Hall, R E Horrox, G H R Kent and D Neave/ Edited by K J Allison. Beverley stood high among the provincial towns of medieval England, with the great minster church and the college of St. John.

Victoria County History - Yorkshire. Originally published by Victoria County History, London, 1989.

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Table of contents

Title Page(s)
List of illustrations, maps, plans and figures xi-xii
Editorial Note xiii
Classes of documents used xiv
Note on abbreviations xv-xviii
The Borough and Liberties of Beverley: Introduction 1
Medieval Beverley: Beverley and St John 2-11
Medieval Beverley: The Archbishop and Beverley 11-16
Medieval Beverley: The Chapter and Beverley 16-19
Medieval Beverley: Local Government 19-30
Medieval Beverley: Town Finance 30-34
Medieval Beverley: Trade and Industry 34-42
Medieval Beverley: The Guilds and their plays 42-49
Medieval Beverley: Topography and Growth 49-57
Medieval Beverley: The townspeople 57-62
The sixteenth century: The achievement of self-government 63-65
The sixteenth century: Town Government 65-70
The sixteenth century: Political affairs before 1542 70-73
The sixteenth century: Political affairs after 1542 73-75
The sixteenth century: Parliamentary Representation 75-76
The sixteenth century: Religious Life 76-80
The sixteenth century: Economy 80-83
The sixteenth century: Population and Topography 83-88
The seventeenth century: Religious Life to 1642 89-90
The seventeenth century: Parliamentary Representation to 1640 90-91
The seventeenth century: Military and Political Affairs, 1642-60 91-95
The seventeenth century: Religious Life after 1642 95-97
The seventeenth century: Parliamentary Representation and Politics after 1660 97-100
The seventeenth century: The Charters and Town Government 100-105
The seventeenth century: Economy 105-107
The seventeenth century: Population and Topography 107-111
Beverley, 1700-1835: Economy 112-118
Beverley, 1700-1835: Population and Topography 118-121
Beverley, 1700-1835: Town Government 121-126
Beverley, 1700-1835: Parliamentary Elections 126-131
Beverley, 1700-1835: Social Life and Conditions 131-135
Modern Beverley: Economy, 1835-1918 136-141
Modern Beverley: Political and Social History, 1835-1918 141-148
Modern Beverley: Religious and Cultural Life, 1835-1918 148-151
Modern Beverley: Beverley, 1918-1945 151-154
Modern Beverley: Beverley after 1945 154-160
Boundaries and Communications 161-169
Street Names 169-178
Fortifications 178-180
Sites and Remains of Religious Houses 180-183
Secular Buildings 183-190
Public Institutions 190-195
Arms, Seals, Insignia and Plate 195-197
Lists of Officers 198-205
Social Institutions 206-210
Manors 210-211
Common Lands 211-218
Markets and Fairs 218-223
Public Services 223-231
Religious Life 231-250
Education 250-261
Charities 261-270
Outlying townships: Beverley Parks 271-277
Outlying townships: Eske 278-281
Outlying townships: Molescroft 281-291
Outlying townships: Storkhill and Sandholme 291-295
Outlying townships: Thearne and Woodmansey 295-301
Outlying townships: Tickton 301-308
Outlying townships: Weel 308-313
Index: A - K 315-325
Index: L - Z 325-336
Corrigenda 337