Dudley: The town in the sixteenth century
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Published by County Borough of Dudley, Libraries, Museums & Arts Dept in Dudley .
Written in English


  • Dudley (England) -- History.

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Statementby J. S. Roper.
SeriesDudley, Eng. (Worchestshire) Public Libraries. Transcript, no. 4
The Physical Object
Pagination35 p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19700034M

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Dudley: The Town in the Sixteenth Century Paperback – 1 Jan. by J. S. Roper (Author) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editionsAuthor: J. S. Roper. Legend claims that a cursed member of the British Dudley family founded the town. The curse supposedly dated back to the 16th century, and would bring failure and death to all descendants of the family line. A number of the family members all experienced heartbreak in England before the family arrived in America.   Oliver Shaw Oliver Shaw was baptized in St Thomas, Dudley on 5 Sep , the son of Oliver and Elizabeth Shaw. The Shaws were a prominent family in the small town of Dudley - owning land and carrying out a variety of trades. A levy on the town indicates houses existed in . Dudley Castle was mentioned in the 11th century Domesday Book and its ruined silhouette can still be seen on Castle Hill, overlooking the town. The earliest castle would have been made of wood, later replaced with this stone fortress in the early 12th century. Dudley Priory was one of the earliest buildings in the town, founded in

It was rebuilt in the 18th century. During the Civil War, the royalist garrison at Dudley Castle was bombarded by parliamentary cannons on Kates Hill. The town was granted the right to hold 2 annual fairs. 17thC Dudley was a quiet market town known for making nails and chains. There was also a . The town had been a manorial borough from the end of the 13th century, and from at least the 16th century until the passing of the Dudley Town Act of , was governed by the Court Leet of the Lords of Dudley. From , the Town Commissioners were the main local authority although the Court Leet continued to meet until Sixteenth century England welcomed various skills and trades arriving from Europe due to political upheaval for Islamic Spaniards. Needle making was one of these. The Spaniards were reportedly the masters of needle making, inheriting the secrets from Islamic . Dudley Castle has stood on a hill overlooking the town since the time of the Norman Conquest, and is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The present castle building dates from the 13th century, and provided the centre around which the town grew. Dating from the 12th century are the ruins of St. James Priory, set within the Priory Park.

A settlement of Birmingham appears in Domesday Book, but there is nothing to indicate that it was anything but a rural manor. It was one of many in the area that had been subinfeuded by William Fitz Osbern, Lord of Dudley. Lecture 2 - "The Tree of Commonwealth": The Social Order in the Sixteenth Century Overview. Professor Wrightson provides a broad sketch of the social order of early modern England, focusing on the hierarchical language of “estates” and “degrees” and the more communitarian ideal of the “commonwealth” by which society was organized. Early modern and Industrial Revolution. By the early 16th century the Dudley estate, now held by the Sutton family, had become severely in debt, and was first mortgaged to distant relative John Dudley, Duke of Northumberland, before being sold outright in Following Dudley's death, the estate returned to the Sutton family, during which time the town was visited by Queen Elizabeth during a. John Stephen Roper, 3 books Barnsby, George J., 2 books St. Edmund's Church (Dudley, England), 1 book V. L. Davies, 1 book Keith Watson, 1 book Arthur Willetts, 1 book Chandler, Peter, 1 book Dudley (England). County Borough Council, 1 book Guest Hospital (Dudley, England), 1 book.