123 – Retail Therapy: The Rise of Anglo Saxon Towns

The days of subsistence farming and small local communities is drawing to a close. And just like the early egalitarian days came to an end with the concentration of wealth at the dynastic level, now we’re seeing a concentration of goods and trade at trading towns and the rise of a new urban and merchant class. And the farmers and their slaves, whether they knew it or not, were supporting the entire structure.

One Response to “123 – Retail Therapy: The Rise of Anglo Saxon Towns”

  1. Regarding southern pronunciation, I was in London last weekend, and at one point I had to ask for directions at at train station. What sounded to me like “Eesrom” actually turned out to be “East Croydon” !

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