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The Dutch Hatmakers of Late Medieval and Tudor London
Description: The Dutch Hatmakers of Late Medieval and Tudor London
MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE CLOTHING AND TEXTILES
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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© Contributors 2023
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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The authors and publisher are grateful to all the institutions and individuals listed for permission to reproduce the materials in which they hold copyright. Every effort has been made to trace the copyright holders; apologies are offered for any omission, and the publisher will be pleased to add any necessary acknowledgement in subsequent editions.
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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This book would not have come into being without help and support from others. Many people went above and beyond in their assistance to our foray into the history of hatmaking. Harry Duckworth’s research on the Hatmakers and Feltmakers of early modern London paved the way for us; he unstintingly shared materials with us and provided comments on our efforts to unravel the hatmakers’...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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This book is about a community of immigrant craftsmen who tried to make their living in London in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. The members of this little community were Dutch speakers, and hatmaking was their chosen craft. That we can tell their story so fully is due to some...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Amid the manoeuvres and mergers among London craft associations at the turn of the sixteenth century, a group of stranger hatmakers formed a guild. Given the labour circumstances of late fifteenth-century London, they presumably hoped thereby to gain a more secure position through collective representation to avoid the fate of other stranger artisans in the metropolitan region, unable to operate...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Around the year 1500 in the precinct of the London Blackfriars priory, the Dutch hatmakers in the metropolis created a rogue craft guild – rogue from the perspective of the London authorities, that is. This allowed them to remain independent from the English citizen craft guilds in London who...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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In the preceding chapters we have followed the lives of the Dutch Hatmakers in the broader context of the history of hats and hatmaking and of the political and economic situation of the city where they worked and lived. In this chapter, we take a closer look at the manuscript, its...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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As we have seen in the previous chapter, the Ordinances, devised and written by Dutch-speaking immigrants, are the earliest English-Dutch bilingual document. These exceptional circumstances give this text great curiosity value. In this chapter, we address three questions. The first concerns the exact...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Our research began with a scruffy parchment booklet, for centuries kept among the archives of the Haberdashers’ Company and now in the London Guildhall Library. A group of Dutch-speaking hatmakers originally bought it, blank, in the years around 1500. They had established in the London...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Part II consists of editions of the three texts contained in London, Guildhall Library, MS 15838: (1) The Bilingual Ordinances of the Fraternity of St James; (2) The Agreement with the Haberdashers; (3) The oath of the Wardens of the Haberdashers. The following editorial conventions have been adopted. We have added punctuation and modernised capitalisations. Titles are editorial. Only obvious...
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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Shannon McSheffrey and Ad Putter
PublisherBoydell Press
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