Boston, 1086-1225, A Medieval Boom Town, by Stephen H. Rigby

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Boston, 1086-1225, A Medieval Boom Town, by Stephen H. Rigby

Book published by the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archeaology in 2017, 136 pages. Paperback - c.17cm by 24cm (N7354)

From the rear side cover: In 1086, Boston was a village which was not even given a separate entry in Domesday Book but by the start of the thirteenth century the new town of Boston was one of the leading ports in the country and was the site of one of England’s major fairs. It was at the forefront in a time when England’s trade grew rapidly. Yet, this crucial period in Boston’s history has been neglected by historians.

This new study examines the town’s medieval layout, the history of its religious houses, the nature of its regional and overseas trade, the rise of its fair, the role of lordship in the town’s success and the structure of its administration. It is aimed not only at readers with an interest in Lincolnshire history but also at scholars and students of medieval economic and social history in general.

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light wear along the edg