Ramsey: The Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200–1600
In a vividly detailed study of the small English market town of Ramsey, the authors examine the inner life of this fascinating community from the twelfth century to the end of the sixteenth century.
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II Big Enough for a Church
III Shifting Alliances
IV Living Dangerously
V The Sworn Twelve
VI Henry Cromwell and the New Lordship of Ramsey
VII Up the Winding Staircase
IX The Women of Ramsey
X Family Matters
VIII Some Good Occupations
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