Their predominant interest is in the work of kings, including political, military, economic, and religious aspects. How should the Israelites be governed, by whom, and for what purposes?
Anglo-Saxon[ edit ] Bromsgrove is first documented in the early 9th century as Bremesgraf. The Domesday Book references Bremesgrave.
The King had the right to sell the salt from his pans The carpenters son housman any other salt in the town. Forest law was removed from the Bromsgrove area in in the reign of Edward Iwhen the boundaries were moved back. A market day was first granted inhowever, even at this time there is little record of an urban settlement.
Later, in the s, Henry III arranged that the rectory manor of St John was transferred to Worcester Prioryto support the remembrance of his father King Johnwho was buried there.
This meant that the town which The carpenters son housman up around this period was divided between two jurisdictions and landlords, the royal manor in the east, and the rectory manor controlled by Worcester Priory in the west. The division ran along the High Street.
New initiatives to establish a market took place inand Bromsgrove residents appear in the tax records by These plots can still be discerned today, in the sizes of the frontages of the buildings. Hanbury alone had six manor houses and two granges in the s. The Priory Manor itself would have been a potential customer, as would Grafton Manor just south of the town.
The area was known for the high quality of its pigs. Tanneries and breweries were located on the Priory manor side of the town, with access to the Spadesbourne brook.
This created significant problems of pollution.
Bromsgrove benefited from sales to travellers, for instance of beer, bread, horsebread, meat and cheese. Brewing and selling ale seems to have been predominantly done by women in Bromsgrove, perhaps to supplement the main income of the household.
Between 22 and 29 people are recorded in the s at the Court Leet paying 'fines' for selling ale for more than the fixed price; this seems to have been applied in effect as a tax.
After the Black Deaththe social structure of the Bromsgrove's hinterland changed. Farms tended to merge and become larger, and moved from producing crops to raising livestock. This resulted in higher value goods like wool, leather and meat being sold through Bromsgrove's market and contributed to the town's prosperity in the later middle ages.
The town's population would have fell, but can still be estimated as around in the later s. Its markets did not compete with the larger centres for the highest value goods, such as wines or jewellery.
Assaults, murders and burglaries are also recorded. Manorial records give evidence for courts, rents and fines, but do not present evidence about the organisation of matters that relate to the town itself, such as the maintenance of roads and other facilities. The main representative post appears to be that of Bailiff.
The royal manor, with its Court Leet, dealt with the majority of financial matters including tolls and revenues from the market, after disputes with the Priory manor over rights to various revenues and fines were settled.
The royal manor would therefore have paid for the upkeep of the market and the tollhouse, which also served at some points as a jail.
There was for instance a guild in the town during the s. There were three crosses erected in the town, and reports of well-paved roads in the s, so Dyer concludes that the town's voluntary self-organisation seems to have been adequate to deal with its key problems.
Taxation records show that most families, even among the richest, had relatively moderate incomes compared to other towns in the midlands. It did however have an urban character, and attracted people into the town from the surrounding area. Manufacture of cloth, particularly narrow cloth and friezes is first recorded in It provided an alternative trade for the rural poor, who would initially have supplemented other work with the nail trade.
Tithe collection and rents would have carried on in a similar fashion. They were connected to the Wintours by marriage, with the result that they were suspected of involvement in the Gunpowder Plot of Civil War, Restoration and dissenting religion[ edit ] See also: Worcestershire in the English Civil War Bromsgrove did not play a major military role in the English Civil Waralthough it was a town involved in the support of the Trained Bandsthe system of local militias used for law enforcement.
Inas preparations for war were made, Parliament surveyed the capabilities of the trained bands and documented that Bromsgrove had a store of munitions including 10 barrels of powder. For instance, in the Worcestershire Committee complained to the King about the "plunderings and abuses" of the Royalist troops of Sir Thomas Astonwhich had made it impossible for Bromsgrove and other places to pay their monthly contributions.
In JuneGeneral William Waller 's force of around 10, men pursued the King's army across the county as it retreated from Oxford. Waller's army during June lived off whatever they could requisition, first in the Vale of Evesham, then Bromsgrove and Kidderminster.
The battle was traumatic for the county, as the Scottish troops in support of Charles looted as they traversed the county. Local tradition recounts that Battlefield Brook and Battlefields Farm was named after one of the encounters, although it is unclear whether before or after.
John Hall was vicar again until THE SPIKE. It was late-afternoon. Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open.
We were too tired to talk much. A.E. Housman’s “The Carpenter’s Son” is taken from a collection of poems called “A Shropshire Lad.” Housman complied these poems soon after the unfortunate death of a very close mate. “The Carpenter’s Son” talks about a man who made choices in his life which led him to his own demise.
The overarching interest of the books is the work of the king as Israel becomes a monarchy. They begin at a time when the twelve tribes of Israel had long been violating the rules, ethics, and virtues of leadership that God laid out for them, which can be found in the books of Genesis through Deuteronomy.
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