The Wealth of England: The Medieval Wool trade and Its Political Importance 1100–1600
Author: Susan Rose
The wool trade was undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the British economy throughout the medieval period - even the seat occupied by the speaker of the House of lords rests on a woolsack. In The Wealth of England, Susan Rose brings together the social, economic and political strands in the development of the wool trade and show how and why it became so important. The author looks at the lives of prominent wool-men; gentry who based their wealth on producing this commodity like the Stonors in the Chilterns, canny middlemen who rose to prominence in the City of London like Nicholas Brembre and Richard Whittington, and men who acquired wealth and influence like William de la Pole of Hull.
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Oxbow Books; 1st Edition (February 28, 2018)
- ISBN-10: 1785707361
- ISBN-13: 9781785707360
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 0.7 x 9.6 inches