Could someone tell me where to find detailed explanation about the "common clerk" of medieval London?
I need detailed information about the Town Clerk(Common clerk)'s social status, social function, his profession/business done, his dwellings, manner of dress, and importance to the community. I need detailed information about either the Town Clerk or the common clerk.
Asked By: - 3/13/2011
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The term "clerk" is an ancient and honorable one. It comes from the early middle ages when churches regulated many local government matters and only clergymen were educated and could write; therefore, the idea of a clerk as a writer, keeper of records and local official comes from this history... More
Answered By: Sybaris - 3/15/2011
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Tricky question. I don't know that there's just one source where you can go for a potted answer. However, if you put "common clerk" in the search function at the English Medieval Towns website, you get some links to useful primary source documents: http://users.trytel.com/~tristan/towns/towns.html... More
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