A presentation of Newark in the Fourteenth Century by Anne Coyne, to be held online via ZOOM at 7pm on Thursday 29th July 2021 (the session will open at 6.45pm) – Zoom link as follows.
Passcode: 996229 (if required)
This presentation investigates the contribution made by the religious community towards the settlement of Newark during the fourteenth century and formed part of an MA dissertation that also examined the mercantile community and its connections.
The study is set in the background of the changing times of the fourteenth century and the historiography of the decline following the end of the thirteenth century and the presumed age of transition that followed on the heels of the Great Famine and the Black Death. In some ways the study confirms these trends, however in other ways it contradicts these theories.