Lecture 26 - 14th Century England: Social and Economic Upheaval

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Lecture 26 - 14th century england: social and economic upheaval. Key features of the english economy, c. 1300 y high medieval period y general trend of expansion in the economy (urbanization, trade, wines from. really only the lords who can finesse their way through the bad times. The first half of the 14th century to 1348. Ii) y y 1315-1325: bad decade, during reign of edward ii (bad harvests, poor. Scots, welsh, hundred years war: purveyance food stuffs that people are required to buy from the crown. crown price-fixing and controlling the market to its own advantage. wealthier families could buy their way out y weather: the little ice age. started around 1400, goes to the 18th century. vines going out of cultivation in the south of england. very badly hit, death rate higher than anywhere else. bishop had to buy more land to bury people who died of plague.

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