An overview of the origins and growth of towns and cities in England during the Middle Ages, indicating some of issues and trends in the urbanization process, and suggesting some of the defining characteristics of urban society in the medieval period.
|Origins: problems of definition|
|Origins: continuity or creation?|
|Origins: wiks, burhs, and ports|
|Origins: planned/planted towns|
|The growth of self-government|
|The urban economy|
|Sources of our knowledge|