56th AGM of the London Record Society and Book Launches for ‘Thomas Kytson’s ‘Boke of Remembraunce 1529 to 1540‘ and The Jubilee Book, 1376-1387

The London Record Society is pleased to announce that this year’s AGM will be held in the Court Dining Room at Mercers’ Hall by the kindness of the Master and Wardens of the Company. Immediately after the AGM, we shall be celebrating the launch of our new volumes for 2019 and 2020, and we hope that you will be able to join us for the evening on this particularly special occasion.

Please note that places are limited, and it is essential that you let us know if you wish to attend. More details and papers here …

London Record Society Volume for 2019

The delayed 2019 volume, Thomas Kytson’s ‘Boke of Remembraunce’ 1529 to 1540, has now been printed and will shortly be despatched to all those who were members in that year.  Please contact the membership secretary if yours has not arrived by mid-February.

Thomas Kytson, although born in Lancashire, was a Londoner through and through, a Mercer, a Merchant Adventurer and an alderman and sheriff of London. Kytson’s ‘Boke’ is a record of his dealings with country clothiers and the shipment of his purchased cloth (using ships from London many other ports), from London to the four seasonal marts in Flanders. Kytson also traded with over 230 of his fellow London guildsmen and tradesmen, and many other country tradesmen. He also traded with over 130 other personalities, including Lords, Thomas Cromwell, the bishop of Carlisle, government officials and MPs; and 50 foreign merchants. Footnotes give information inter alia on the suppliers, guildsmen and tradesmen and a comprehensive glossary of the current Tudor terms is added.

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London Record Society Volumes

The London Record Society is a charity founded in 1964 to stimulate interest in archives relating to London. It holds an annual public lecture dealing with an aspect of London archives and publishes volumes of transcripts, translations, abstracts and lists of primary sources relating to the history of London.

These volumes are carefully prepared by specialists in their subject and published as quality hardback books. Many of the forty-five or so volumes published by the Society are now available online via British History Online. Suggestions about the work of the Society and about possible future volumes are always most welcome, for more details see the Publications Proposal section under About Us.


Image credits: London Metropolitan Archives, City of London (Collage 1265 – Blackfriars Bridge); (Collage 27851 – Vauxhall)