Bristol in 1480: A Medieval Merchant City

Giles Darkes (Editor) Helen Fulton (Editor)
Available

Description

A full colour map, where the city in about 1480 is shown against a background of a detailed Ordnance Survey of the early 20th century.

In 1480, a high-ranking official called William Worcestre revisited his native city of Bristol and wrote a detailed description of all the streets and their buildings and the activities that went on there. Worcestre's description, combined with archaeological information and historical research, has allowed the recreation in map form of the city at that time. It was a prosperous and growing city, already trading extensively with Europe and poised to start a new trade with the Americas. Its merchant houses, churches and largely vanished city walls show a town that was easily one of the top five in England in the late Middle Ages.

The map's cover has a short introduction to the city in 1480 and an explanation of who William Worcestre was. On the reverse is an illustrated and comprehensive gazetteer of Bristol's main sites of medieval interest.

Produced in association with the University of Bristol.

Product Details

Price
£9.99  £9.29
Publisher
The Historic Towns Trust
Publish Date
28 January 2021
Language
English
Type
Sheet Map, Folded
EAN/UPC
9780993469879

Earn By Promoting Books

Earn money by sharing your favourite books through our Affiliate programme.

Become an Affiliate
We use cookies and similar methods to recognize visitors and remember their preferences. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts. To learn more about these methods, including how to disable them view our Cookie Policy.