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POST MEDIEVAL LEAD SEALS





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  POST MEDIEVAL LEAD SEALS £from 10  
The town of Long Melford, and neighbours like Lavenham were built on wool, So it is appropriate that we are bringing to the next fair a collection of Lead cloth seals. These were attached to bales of cloth at various stages of its production and by Crown officials called 'alnagers', who assessed whether the quality was good enough and whether tax had been paid. , Cloth underpinned not only the local but the national economy and London controlled the export trade. The country's wool was appreciated for its warmth and quality and was traded for manufactured goods.
So now turn down the heating and put a woolly jumper on and save the economy !.



 

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