The English craft gilds and the government; an examination of the accepted theory regarding the…

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byStella Kramer

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...their continuous aggressions. In so doing it followed the lines pursued in the previous century. But to attribute any real hostility on the part of the English government toward the gild system as such indicates a failure to appreciate its entire industrial policy. 2. Intervention by the Government under Henry VIII. I. Act of 1531.--The foregoing interpretation of the character of the action of the government and its effects upon craft gilds is confirmed by conditions a quarter of a century later. In 1531 craft abuses again called for governmental interference. The statute enacted in this year complained that, since the time of the legislation of Henry VII,1 the fellowships had continued to make ordinances "after their ovvne senester myndes and pleasure, contrarie the menyng of the acte aforesayd and to the greate hurte of the Kynges true subjectes." The particular cause for complaint at this time, however, lay in the internal conduct of gild affairs. Those organizations had been charging their apprentices, upon the 122 Henry VIII, c. 4. "Wardens and fellowships have made acts and ordinances that every premise shall pay at his first entry in their common hall to the wardens of the same fellowship, some of them XL shillings, some XXX s., some XX s., some XIII s. IV d.... therefore, hereafter no master, wardens, or fellowships of crafts... are to take henceforth of any prentise... or persons for the entry of any prentise, above the sum of 2 s. 6 d. nor of his entry when his years term is expired and ended above 3 s. 4 d...." expiration of their terms of service, almost prohibitive fees for membership in the gilds, thus preventing many from enjoying the privilege of entrance. Although this phase of gild misbehavior was...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...their continuous aggressions. In so doing it followed the lines pursued in the previous century. But to attribu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217486282

ISBN - 13:9780217486286

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