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Continues Urban History Yearbook (1974 - 1991)
Title history
  • ISSN: 0963-9268 (Print), 1469-8706 (Online)
  • Editors: Professor Simon Gunn University of Leicester, UK , Professor Rosemary Sweet University of Leicester, UK and Professor Robert D. Lewis University of Toronto, Canada
  • Editorial board
Urban History occupies a central place in historical scholarship, with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary contributions, and a broad-based and distinguished panel of referees and international advisors. Each issue features wide-ranging research articles covering social, economic, political and cultural aspects of the history of towns and Cities. Urban History is leading the way in academic publishing with its multimedia companions. The companions are refereed and fully linked and provide real depth to research. Online subscribers also gain access to Urban History’s comprehensive online bibliography, which contains 34,000 searchable items including books, articles and edited collections.

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  • Discovering a ‘new’ Tudor ballad by John Heywood
  • 24 May 2017, Jane Flynn
  • Read Jane Flynn’s full article published in the journal British Catholic History. A few years ago, I did an internet search involving the name ‘John Heywood’, the Tudor court entertainer, poet, and musician.  One of the hits was from the catalogue of manuscripts of the Durham Cathedral Library, in a description of a book of accounts dating from 1561–75.  It mentioned that the account book contains a 38-stanza poem that ‘begins “When all that is to was ys brought / As all that hath byn is” and ends “Maye rest in rest aye restyngly / Amen quoth John Heywood” [John Heywood ?1497-?1580]’, with the name ‘Thomas Good at the end’.  I was intrigued: was the poem by Good or Heywood?…...