Colonial literature[ edit ] Because of the large immigration to Boston in the s, the articulation of Puritan ideals, and the early establishment of a college and a printing press in Cambridgethe New England colonies have often been regarded as the center of early American literature. However, the first European settlements in North America had been founded elsewhere many years earlier.
The Abbot also sat as a peer in Parliament. The last abbot, John Reeve, was given a pension, and may have lived his remaining days in this house in Crown Street. During the time of the abbey any form of local self determination by the townspeople of Bury existed solely through the Candlemas Guild and later the Guildhall Feoffment Trust.
The property of the Abbey of St Edmund was surrendered to the Crown on 4th November but much of the wealth had already been confiscated in the previous year. After the dissolution inthe rights of the Abbot returned to the Crown.
The government of the town was largely ignored by the new owners of the abbey lands and privileges, and any joint actions continued to be carried out through the Guildhall Feoffees, largely without any formal legal backing.
Over the next hundred years local government would replace the Abbots' Rule, but religious differences would cause bitter divisions in the country. However, the town had now lost the use of the great library of the abbey, the access to the several hospitals which the monks had run, the grammar school was closed, and the various charities and good works of the monks were suddenly gone.
The poorest in society would suffer most from many of these changes. The library of books at the abbey does not seem to have attracted much attention from collectors at the time, and M R James thought that they were mostly acquired by local Bury people.
It would probably be 50 years before there was much interest in them from collectors. Many manuscripts may have simply been disposed of as waste materials. Unlike many other towns in England at this time, Bury was growing and prospering.
It did this largely independently of the Abbey's decline and eventual closure.
It was getting a steady stream of immigration into its cloth trade, and Gottfried believed that its population had by this time regained its pre-plague levels. In the population was about 7, falling to 3, by It was back at 7, by Local agriculture was highly productive, depending on Bury for its market, and as a marketing centre for onward distribution.
The wool and cloth industry was booming, again using Bury market for distribution nationally and internationally. The Netherlands trade was particularly important.
The local gentry were happy to be involved in town affairs. In Lavenham, Ipswich, Hadleigh and Bergholt, the independent weavers were restless. They had been used to being independent men, negotiating their production rates with clothiers, and controlling their own workrates.
Now they were losing money. The clothiers had begun to set up their own weavers with looms, and fixing their pay.
The independent weavers raised a petition against these new practices. The Liberty now came under the control of the Crown. The Sheriff had never had a direct control over the area of the Liberty.
Instead, there had been a Steward of the Liberty, at least since the days of William the Conqueror. At first this post was appointed by the crown, and later by the Abbot.
The duties included returning writs to the Sheriff, apprehending and holding lawbreakers, and convening the Liberty and hundred courts. After about it seems to have become an hereditary post.
The word of the monarch now held sway in the Liberty, but the area continued to hold itself somewhat separate from the rest of Suffolk.
This situation continued up until aboutand the hereditary Stewardship of the Liberty also continued until that time, although its importance was purely nominal by then. There was also a post of Steward, or Under Steward, of the Liberty of Bury St Edmunds, covering the area of the town rather than the whole of West suffolk.
The Steward of the Liberty appointed his own Under Stewards to carry out his judicial duties. The details of each sale were settled by the Court of Augmentations which was responsible for the disposal of former monastic lands for the crown.
Nicholas Bacon was Solicitor to the Court of Augmentations from toand he had local connections.
Insome of the major local transactions carried out by the Court were as follows: In Sir Thomas Kytson was still extending his landholdings, and he bought eight of the previously monastic manors in Suffolk. Unlike many other rich men who became landed gentry by buying up the newly privatised monastic lands, Kytson had first put his wealth into property in Suffolk when he purchased Hengrave in He also acquired the manor of Great Barton.
Sir Thomas Kytson died at Hengrave Hall shortly after making these transactions. He had been a rich wool merchant, trading in Flanders, and had built Hengrave Hall on the proceeds from to The house was left to his wife, Margaret, and his only son, also called Thomas, who was born soon after his death.“The Author to Her Book” is one of Anne Bradstreet’s most personal and memorable poems.
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