Sutton Coldfield before Veysey – the fortunes of the town of Great Sutton in the later middle ages.
New research using a range of documents not previously employed by historians provides fresh insights into the foundation, growth and fortunes of the town of Great Sutton in the later middle ages. This has focussed on the role of the earls of Warwick in its creation, the importance of the market and fair, the local economy, occupational diversity and piety.
Andrew Watkins studied under Christopher Dyer at the University of Birmingham and is an Honorary Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. He retired as Head of Sixth Form at Lichfield Cathedral School in 2016 after thirty years of school teaching. He has published numerous articles on society and economy in the later medieval Warwickshire Arden, with a special focus on its small towns and their interaction with their hinterlands. He is editor of Warwickshire History.
FOLIO Is delighted to host this talk in collaboration with Sutton Coldfield Local History Research Group https://sclhrg.org.uk/