The Estates of Crowland Abbey

The Estates of Crowland Abbey

by Frances M Page


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Originally published in 1934 as part of the Cambridge Studies in Economic History series, this book describes nearly three hundred years of manorial administration at Crowland Abbey. Crowland's court- and account-rolls, now held at Queens' College, Cambridge, are the fullest record for the Cambridgeshire manors of Oakington, Dry Drayton and Cottenham, and contain an economic account of the political and legal arrangements in place in the fens during a period which included the Black Death. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in social and economic history or the history of East Anglia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107501973
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/09/2015
Pages: 486
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword; Editor's preface; 1. Introductory; 2. The possessions of Crowland Abbey; 3. The manor and the vill; 4. The manorial executive; 5. The manor and the national system; 6. Local government; 7. The conditions of tenure before 1348; 8. The law of transfer; 9. The products of the land; 10. The Black Death; 11. The conditions of tenure after 1348; 12. Social life; 13. The dissolution of the manor; Appendix I. Charters and extracts; Appendix II. Account-rolls; Appendix III. Court-rolls; Index.

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