1: Introduction: Living in 1495-1520 2: Family and household: John Heritage and his Contemporaries 3: John Heritage's Country 4: John Heritage's Wool Business 5: Pasture, Sheep, Wool, and People 6: Beyond the Account Book: Changing the Countryside 7: Individuals and Communities 8: Conclusion Appendix 1: Sample pages from the account book Appendix 2: Deserted village sites Bibliography Index
Christopher Dyer has held posts at the Universities of Edinburgh, Birmingham, and Leicester. He has written five books, and has been joint author or editor of six others. He has published numerous articles and essays in many journals and edited volumes. His central interest is in the economic and social history of medieval England, and in pursuit of a broader understanding of the period has worked on landscape history and archaeology. He is CBE, a Fellow of the British Academy, and has been President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology, The British Agricultural History Society, the Medieval Settlement Research Group, the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society, and the Worcestershire Historical Society. He has been editor of the journals Midland History and the Economic History Review.
Reviewed in brief in Rural History Today July 2012