From the Corporation of London Records Office
This series offers a vivid picture of London life over four centuries, compiled by the city's most important officials. The Repertories of the Court of Aldermen and the Journals of the Court of Common Council are a lively and detailed record of London and its people. The Common Council and Aldermen's responsibilities included law and order, trade, education, religious conformity, building, food prices, social problems and almost every issue affecting the life of Londoners.
This material documents the growth of London through the centuries. It allows the researcher to form an accurate picture of medieval London:
Crucial to historians of London and central to any study of urban history, the Repertories and Journals illustrate all the issues facing one of the most prominent urban societies both before and after the Industrial Revolution.
Complete Collection: 58 reels
Part One: The Repertories, 1495-1599
Part Two: The Repertories, 1599-1649
Part Three: The Repertories, 1649-1692