The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age


This sounds a very parochial title, but Renaissance Beverley was anything but parochial. Beverley merchants traded (and thus were influencers) across Europe – as far East as present-day Russia and south to Italy and beyond. Of course, it was two-way traffic and ideas on trade, religion and art found their way back to the northContinue reading “The Merchants of Beverley and the Tudor Age”

Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade


The Hanse and Beverley Beverley Town Council (East Riding of Yorkshire) has been informed by the virtual International Hanse Day in Brilon/Germany, that its application for membership of the Modern Hanseatic League was successful. The announcement was made at the conference of delegates on 6th June 2020. Hull represents the English contingent of Hanse Towns –Continue reading “Beverley and its Medieval Hanse Trade”

Joseph Green and Robert Motherby – Hull Merchants and Kant’s Philosophy


This is an intriguing account about how Yorkshire’s medieval trade links with the Baltic created a lasting network, not only for businesses and trade, but also for cross-cultural cooperation.The story begins in former German city of Königsberg now called Kaliningrad and is part of the Russian Federation. Historical Summary The town was granted a charterContinue reading “Joseph Green and Robert Motherby – Hull Merchants and Kant’s Philosophy”