Wool Trade

The mighty wool trade was the backbone of the English economy for centuries. The sheep farming, the fulling mills, the dyeing, weaving, marketing and financing of the wool and cloth trades are explained in 'The Founding' chapter of SARUM, and elsewhere in that book.




 

 

 

Did You Know?
In 1598, Queen Elizabeth ordered a banquet featuring a food source from the new world: potatoes. The royal cooks, having never prepared potatoes before, threw the veggie away and cooked the green part or eye instead, sickening the whole royal court. Elizabeth banned the vegetable. The ban was eventually lifted a few years later when potatoes gained popularity in Spain, France and Italy.




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