Inside The Book of Fines Vol I
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The Book of Fines Vol I 1488-1540
Published in 2007 this first volume sets the context for The Book of Fines and life in early Tudor Southampton. It looks at the position of mayor in the town, what fines he collected and how the monies were spent. Money came from frays and bloodshed, the town brothel, craft fines as well as burgess fines, pound money and the toll of bread. They spent the money on public works, entertainment and on gifts to influential men.
All the volumes are available from the Southampton Records Series which has, along with it's predecessor The Southampton Record Society, has been bringing the archives of Southampton into the public sphere for more than a century. Information on other volumes is available on the Series website, the proceeds are used to produce future volumes.