Session635
Title14th-Century England, II: Property Markets in Medieval England - Enterprise and Urban Development
Date/TimeTuesday 4 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorSociety for 14th-Century Studies
 
OrganiserGwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
 
Moderator/ChairRichard Holt, Institutt for arkeologi, historie, religionsvitenskap og teologi, Universitetet i Tromsø - Norges arktiske universitet
 
Paper 635-a Commercialisation and Property Speculation in Medieval Cambridge
(Language: English)
John Lee, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban; Law
Paper 635-b Enterprise and Urban Development in Medieval Hull
(Language: English)
Catherine Casson, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban; Law
Paper 635-c Property Investors in Late Medieval London
(Language: English)
Helen K. S. Killick, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Administration; Economics - Trade; Economics - Urban; Law
 
AbstractProperty investment is of great contemporary concern, yet relatively little attention has been paid to the historic origins of the property market or its place in the commercialisation of the English economy. Three locations are compared across c. 1270-c. 1450 - the northern port of Hull, the university town of Cambridge and the trade hubs of the Home Counties and East Anglia. Statistical techniques reveal similarities between the medieval and modern property markets. Biographies of investors demonstrate that commercialisation embraced both property and commodity markets. Investment strategies of enterprising individuals and institutions are revealed, including monarchs, monks, and urban professionals.