Monthly Archives: December 2019

Eighteenth-century City Streets

What would it have been like for my character Ashmole Foxe to have walked through the streets of 18th-century Norwich? Probably more akin to today than you would imagine, minus the motor vehicles, the asphalt and most of the pavements. … Continue reading

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Stannard & Taylor: A Lesson from History

How the collapse of a Norwich cloth merchant through rash over-expansion and foreign adventures helped trigger the decline of the trade in Norwich “Stuffs” (fine worsted fabrics), which was further accelerated by changing technology and new materials. Philip Stannard was … Continue reading

Posted in Commerce, Textiles