Books on Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire Lay Subsidy Rolls

1307 and 1334

Edited by Janice Brooker & Susan Flood

Hertfordshire Record Society

Published 1998 (ISBN 0 9523779 3 4)

This transcript of the 1307-8 lay subsidy roll for Hertfordshire makes available information concerning all communities and classes of people in the county; e.g., the comprehensive list of locative and occupational by-names supplies details about population mobility and occupations. As a tax listing, it allows a snapshot of wealth at the peak of medieval economic activity. The Introduction provides a firm basis for understanding the document and offers an overview of the state of Hertfordshire's economy in the early fourteenth century.

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