Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England by Mark Hailwood

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This e-book presents a background of the alehouse among the years 1550 and 1700, the interval in which it first assumed its lengthy celebrated function because the key web site for public sport within the villages and marketplace cities of britain. within the face of substantial animosity from Church and kingdom, the consumers of alehouses, who have been drawn from a large pass component to village society, fought for and gained a valuable position of their groups for an establishment that they adored as a necessary facilitator of what they termed "good fellowship". For them, sharing a drink within the alehouse was once primary to the formation of social bonds, to the expression in their id, and to the definition of groups, allegiances and friendships. Bringing jointly social and cultural background techniques, this ebook attracts on quite a lot of resource fabric - from felony documents and diary proof to revealed consuming songs - to enquire battles over alehouse licensing and the law of ingesting; the political beliefs and allegiances that standard women and men expressed from the alebench; the meanings and values that ingesting rituals and practices held for contemporaries; and the social networks and collective identities expressed throughout the selection of consuming partners. concentrating on an establishment and a social perform on the center of lifestyle in early smooth England, this e-book permits us to determine a number of the ways that usual women and men replied to historic tactics corresponding to spiritual swap and nation formation, and simply as importantly unearths how they formed their very own groups and collective identities.

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Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England

This publication presents a background of the alehouse among the years 1550 and 1700, the interval in which it first assumed its lengthy celebrated function because the key website for public game within the villages and industry cities of britain. within the face of substantial animosity from Church and country, the shoppers of alehouses, who have been drawn from a large pass component of village society, fought for and gained a relevant position of their groups for an establishment that they adored as an essential facilitator of what they termed "good fellowship".

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M. m. K. McIntosh, Controlling Misbehavior in England, 1370–1600 (Cambridge, 1998); M. J. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds), Order and Disorder in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 1985). ), Winslow Manor Court Books; M. ), Court Roll of the Manor of Downham 1310–1327 (Cambridge: Cambridgeshire Records Society, 1996). 30 McIntosh, Controlling Misbehavior, pp. 74–8. , pp. 76–8. 34 In fact, some manor courts appear to have continued to play a key role in alehouse regulation long after official jurisdiction had passed to the magistrates and the quarter sessions.

J. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds), Order and Disorder in Early Modern England (Cambridge, 1985). ), Winslow Manor Court Books; M. ), Court Roll of the Manor of Downham 1310–1327 (Cambridge: Cambridgeshire Records Society, 1996). 30 McIntosh, Controlling Misbehavior, pp. 74–8. , pp. 76–8. 34 In fact, some manor courts appear to have continued to play a key role in alehouse regulation long after official jurisdiction had passed to the magistrates and the quarter sessions. A ‘booke of the penell laws’ agreed by the jurors of the manor of Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, in 1620, suggests that many of the recent stipulations on alehouse-keeping laid out in the early-seventeenth-century legislation were being policed at the manor court level: It is agreed by the jury that noe alehousekeep or victualler shall suffer or p[er] mit any p[er]son or p[er]sons whatsoever (travaiilers & strangers excepted) to tiple or drinke in their house above the space of one houre or to stay in theire house at prayer tyme or any other unseasonable tymes vizt.

Petitioners seeking to secure a licence for an alehouse also often made their service of victuals to the local poor – the other ‘true and principal’ function – a cornerstone of their argument. 67 Ellis Pawley, 62 63 64 65 66 67 CRO, QJF/74/2/27. Nott. Boro. Recs, IV, pp. 215–16. CRO, QJF/74/2/32. Som. S. Recs, III, p. 5. WSHC, 1646/M/228. SHC, Q/SR/3:2/170. 69 In fact, despite the range of services the alehouse could offer – as a centre of economic exchange, communication and social interaction – the arguments requesting a licence that were put before Justices of the Peace tended to be restricted in focus to their two most basic functions – lodging travellers and providing victuals to the local poor – and their ability or record with regard to delivering these services.

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