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England’s Contacts With Poland-Lithuania In The Fourteenth To Sixteenth Centuries

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English awareness of Poland was probably at its medieval peak in the late fourteenth and early fifteenth century: English merchants were pressing hard into the eastern Baltic, King Richard II married the daughter of the German Emperor, and the earl of Derby took small contingents to fight in Lithuania. This chapter focuses on this period, while setting it in a broader context. The change of political overlordship in the fifteenth century increased the formal links with Poland, but probably made little immediate difference to the merchants since the kings of Poland delegated much of the regulation of trade to the ports. The mid-fifteenth century English descriptions are very different from sixteenth century English discourses. Possibly up to 20 per cent of English exports at times in the early fifteenth century were white, but they should not necessarily be considered as unfinished.

Keywords: England; English exports; English merchants; Lithuania; Poland



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