The Men Behind the Masque: 
Office-holding in East Anglian boroughs 1272-1460

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"There is, perhaps, in everything of any consequence, a secret history which it would be amusing to know, could we have it authentically communicated."
James Boswell

A prosopographical study of politics, the character of local government (democracy or oligarchy ?), and its officials – the ruling class – in cities and towns of East Anglia (Colchester, Ipswich, King's Lynn, Maldon, Norwich and Great Yarmouth) during the Late Middle Ages.


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Created: July 30, 1998. Last update: September 10, 2004 © Stephen Alsford, 1998-2004