Household Books & Robert Grosseteste

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Household Books & Robert Grosseteste

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Someone posted a link to the Book of Kervyng (sp?) a few weeks back and it's started me thinking.

Does anyone else know of links to other books on household management that I might find on the internet. I've been trying to track down the rules that Robert Grosseteste wrote for the Countess of Lincoln, but without success. I know that there are quite a few other texts on the subject that have survived.

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Is it not listed on http://www.grosseteste.com/index.htm?

The boke of keruynge was reprinted some years ago I have a spare copy somewhere which you can have for £5. PM me if you are interested.

Is 16th century too late for you, I have texts from then

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Colin Middleton wrote:Does anyone else know of links to other books on household management that I might find on the internet.
Depends on exactly what you mean by household management, but here are some of my online favorites in that general area ... Some other books, all or part of which can be found through Google Books, which deal with household management: Not at all online (at least, not as far as I can tell), but it looks useful for your research: A Baronial Household of the Thirteenth Century, by Margaret Wade Labarge, based on the accounts of Eleanor, Countess of Leicester, in 1265.

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Merlon, Karen, thanks, that should keep my buisy for a while.

I'm after household and estage management as I'm aspiring to become a steward for my lord of Norfolk, so I want to do a bit of research.

16th C stuff is still relevant, even with the changes.

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Howard Household Books. Available via the Richard III Society

http://www.richardiii.net/books%20by%20yht.htm

Doesn't tell you how to manage a household, however, it shows you the types of accounts that they kept ranging from buying hosen and gowns for Roger of the Stabill to Lord Howard's expenses on his ships.
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I've got a copy of the Howards book (though one of our members has borrowed it off of me). It's good stuff, but hard going.

However, there are lots of other lovely books on that page. My wife is going to kill me...

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Colin
I will be presenting a session on Courtesy, Table manners, etc at the Boot camp.
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jelayemprins wrote:Colin
I will be presenting a session on Courtesy, Table manners, etc at the Boot camp.
Would be good to meet you

Ian
Oh, it's you presenting it? I've had my name down on that for a few weeks now.

I'll see you there

Colin
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