The book is designed to help those interested in the practical processes involved in the medieval woollen industry. It is often remarked that the humble sheep bore on its back the true wealth of England. It is certainly true that wool was for centuries the principal export of the kingdom, together with woollen cloth and this enabled successive English monarchs to engage in the pursuit of war and conquest so close to their hearts. I have not attempted to deal with the clothing industry a separate and very complex subject in its own right. This has been written as a briefing paper for members of my group when presenting themselves as spinsters and woolmerchants. I have therefore tried to find as much practical information out about the business as possible rather than dwelling on the administrative and taxation aspects.
Softcover: 24 pages
Illustrations: Line drawings
Product Dimensions: 21.0 x 14.6 x 0.03 cm