Ramsey: The Lives of an English Fenland Town, 1200-1600

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In a vividly detailed study of the small English market town of Ramsey, the authors examine the inner life of this fascinating community from the twelfth century to the end of the sixteenth century. The book centers on the lives of medieval men and women and explores their social roles, activities, family relationships, and religion. It also considers the spatial and social boundaries that existed between the town's lord - the rich and powerful Benedictine monastery of Ramsey Abbey - and its tenants. In consulting a rich and varied collection of archives from both the town and abbey, the authors have ably produced one of the most comprehensive and multi-layered portraits of everyday living in medieval and early modern England.

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Anne Reiber DeWindt is professor of history at Wayne County Community College in Detroit. Edwin Brezette DeWindt is professor of history at the University of Detroit Mercy and author of Land and People in Holywell-cum-Needingworth. The DeWindts are coauthors of Royal Justice and the Medieval English Countryside.

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"Anne and Edwin DeWindt are industrious, perceptive, painstaking scholars and excellent collaborators. This monumental study of Ramsey, based on extensive research from a variety of archives, will be welcomed by professors and students of many disciplines."

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