By Faith Thompson
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William Nassynton, writing in Chaucer's day, says: Some can French and no Latin That have used courts and dwelled therein: And some can of Latin a party That can French full febelly. 4 At that time the galley quay almost touched that of the Customs House. So broad is the Thames estuary that even at the present day London is a port. Great ocean liners and innumerable cargo vessels from all over the world come up to unload in the elaborate system of docks below Tower Bridge. In the fourteenth century the set-up was relatively simple.
John, Duke of Bedford, was not indifferent to the arts as encouraged at the court of his Burgundian ally. Cardinal Beaufort as Bishop of Winchester was "visitor" of Win Chester College and New College. By 1440 Henry VI was planning Eton. City governments, like their craft guilds, were tending to become more oligarchic, but industry and trade continued to flourish. A testimony to the wealth and importance of the wool merchants is reflected in "woolmen's brasses," a kind of monument which had earlier been 8 Plummer, in Introduction to Fortescue's The Governance of England.
On many manors even the villein (serf) was emerging into the more desirable status of freed man and copyholder. " Again, in contrast with the French Jacqueries, the Peasants' Revolt revealed the participants to be men with leaders and a program. " Chaucer was born into an age in which he could witness the increase in size and importance of urban communities, including his own London. Only in his day could the city boast of crafts involving skill and artistry such as that of the cofferers and painters, pewterers, glass-makers, and even tapicers (tapestry-weavers), though the latter could not yet compete with those of Arras.
A short history of parliament 1295-1642 by Faith Thompson