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Synopsis for JW3 One off zoom lecture: 8th October. Check out JW3 website for details

The Hanseatic League


Our morning, starting at 10.30 and ending at 1pm, will be in three parts with comfort breaks

Part 1:

  1. Introduction

  2. Definition of The League

  3. Date of it founding

  4. Height of its Prestige

  5. Organisation

  6. Inland Members, eg Cologne and Soest

  7. Jewish Merchants


Part 2: England's Links

  1. The Steelyard in London

  2. King's Lynn

  3. Bristol and Bristol poo !


Part 3: Decline and Fall

  1. The Tudors see off The League

  2. The European World changes in 16th and 17th centuries

  3. The slow decline of Bergen, Norway

  4. The end and possible lessons for today

Further Reading: Lots of books, but one of the easiest (and cheapest) is Forces of The Hanseatic League by David Nicolle, published by Osprey


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