Change and continuity east of Tudor Bristol

Barton Hill, Bromley Heath, Downend, Eastville, Easton, Fishponds, Greenbank, Hillfields, Kingswood, Mangotsfield, Redfield, St George, Speedwell, Soundwell, Stapleton and Whitehall: all today thriving districts of Bristol. But all that area east of old Bristol Castle was countryside in the sixteenth century.

Kathleen Hapgood (author of ALHA’s 7th booklet The Friends to Literature: the Bristol Library Society 1772-1894) surveys the terrain, its occupants and their occupations, and the consequences of the Reformation in Tudor times.

About the Author

Kathleen Hapgood lives and works in Bristol. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society. She writes mainly on medieval history, particularly French and Anglo-Norman history under the name of Kathleen Thompson, under which name she has also contributed to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

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