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73 Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, p. 46; Corfield, ‘Provincial capital’, pp. 287–95. 74 Corfield,‘Provincial capital’, p. 263; P. Corfield,‘Economic growth and change in seventeenthcentury English towns’, in C. , The traditional community under stress (Open University Press: Milton Keynes, 1977), p. 37. 19 20 A History of Doughty’s Hospital city’s English population – a total of 2,359 people – were recorded as unable to sustain themselves, and this figure did not include any poor Dutch immigrants in the city.

Pound, ‘Government to 1660’, in C. Wilson (eds), Norwich since 1550 (Hambledon Press: London and New York, 2004), p. 35. More common estimates are in the region of 9,000: A. Dyer, Decline and growth in English towns 1400–1600 (Macmillan: Basingstoke, 1991), p. 72, gives 9,250; P. Slack, ‘Great and good towns 1540–1700’, in P. ), The Cambridge urban history of Britain, vol. II: 1540–1840 (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2000), p. F. Pound had suggested a lower figure of 8,500 in his Tudor and Stuart Norwich (Phillimore: Chichester, 1988), p.

Slack, Poverty and policy, Table 9, p. 178. , Table 8, p. 177. M. Knights, ‘Politics, 1660–1835’, in Rawcliffe and Wilson (eds), Norwich since 1550, p. 185. Medieval and early modern Norwich fulfilled a variety of functions in the pageant of relief once leprosy had disappeared – the City Corporation played a key role in the life of many institutions that had originated in the realm of religious and private philanthropy. 82 Thomas Anguish, a former mayor of Norwich, specified in his will that ten years after his death in 1617 his property in Fishergate should be given to the Corporation to house and educate poor children.

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