The evolutionary dynamics of the credit relationship between Henry III and Flemish merchants, 1247-1270
Carol Alexander, Adrian R. Bell, Chris Brooks and Tony K. MooreICMA Centre (University of Reading)
ICMA Centre Discussion Papers in Finance, November 27, (2011)
The towns of Flanders were the great centres of the medieval cloth industry. During the thirteenth century, the bulk of Flemish exports were probably traded at the great international fairs of Champagne, where the Flemish cloth was exchanged with Italian merchants for silk, spices and other luxury goods. However, Flemish merchants were major exporters of ﬁnished cloth and other goods to England, selling their wares at the cycle of fairs held in Eastern England: Stamford at Lent, St Ives at Easter, Boston at Midsummer, Winchester in September and Northampton in November.