The World of the Newport Medieval Ship

Trade, Politics and Shipping in the Mid-Fifteenth Century

Editor(s) Evan Jones,Richard Stone

Language: English

Genre(s): History

  • May 2018 · 320 pages

  • · Hardback - 9781786831439
  • · eBook - pdf - 9781786831446
  • · eBook - epub - 9781786831453
  • · Paperback - 9781786832634

About The Book

The Newport Medieval Ship is the most important late-medieval merchant vessel yet recovered. Built c.1450 in northern Spain, it foundered at Newport twenty years later while undergoing repairs. Since its discovery in 2002, further investigations have transformed historians’ understanding of fifteenth-century ship technology. With plans in place to make the ship the centrepiece for a permanent exhibition in Newport, this volume interprets the vessel, to enable visitors, students and researchers to understand the ship and the world from which it came. The volume contains eleven chapters, written by leading maritime archaeologists and historians. Together, they consider its significance and locate the vessel within its commercial, political and social environment.


Foreword (HRH The Prince of Wales)
List of Contributors
List of Figures/Illustrations
List of Tables
1Introduction (Evan T. Jones)
2The Newport Medieval Ship: Archaeological Analysis of a Fifteenth Century Merchant Ship (Nigel Nayling and Toby Jones)
3The Rise and Fall of the Big Ship, 1400-1520 (Ian Friel)
4Violence at Sea in the Late Fifteenth Century (Susan Rose)
5Newport During the Fifteenth Century (Bob Trett)
6Sailing the Severn Sea in the Mid-Fifteenth Century (Ralph A. Griffiths)
7The Severn Sea: Urban Networks and Connections in the Fifteenth Century (Peter Fleming)
8The Shipping Industry of the Severn Sea (Evan T. Jones)
9The Trading Context of the Newport Ship: The Overseas Trade of Bristol and its Region in the Mid-Fifteenth Century (Wendy R. Childs)
10Bristol’s Overseas Trade in the Later Fifteenth Century: The Evidence of the ‘Particular’ Customs Accounts (Richard Stone)
11The Iberian Economy and Commercial Exchange with Northwestern Europe in the Later Middle Ages (Hilario Casado Alonso and Flávio Miranda)
12Trade and Navigation Between the Atlantic and Mediterranean Worlds in the Mid-Fifteenth Century (Francesco Guidi-Bruscoli)

About the Editor(s)

Author(s): Evan Jones

Evan Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History at the University of Bristol.

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Author(s): Richard Stone

Richard Stone is a Teaching Fellow in the Department of History at the University of Bristol.

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