Fishing the Thames estuary in the later middle ages: environment, technology and the metropolitan market for fish c. 1250-1550
Galloway, James A.
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The estuary and tidal river of the Thames in south-eastern England were home to active commercial fisheries in the later middle ages. Despite conflicts over navigation, especially related to the use of fixed fish-weirs, the estuary supplied large quantities of fish to the London market. The importance of Thames fish to Londoners’ diet emerges from documentary and archaeological evidence. These fisheries remained important throughout the period 1250-1550 and were not destroyed by the rise of large-scale trade in preserved fish from more distant waters.
Is part ofImago temporis: medium Aevum, 2021, núm. 15, p. 243-271
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