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Norman F Shead

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Retired principal teacher of History. Contributor to publications for senior school examination courses and to academic books and journals; joint editor of Heads of Religious Houses in Scotland. Member of the Conference of Scottish Medievalists; Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Honorary Research Fellow in History, University of Glasgow.

Norman F Shead has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Everyday Life: Parks and Commons
In medieval Glasgow barns, orchards and gardens abounded. The common land of the burgh, available o...
 
Early times to 1560 - Culture and Leisure: Pilgrimage
Pilgrimage might be undertaken to expiate sin, to pray for a particular purpose or to seek healing. ...
 
Early times to 1560 - Culture and Leisure: Guild Culture
Between 1516 and 1559 six of Glasgow's trades were organised into incorporations or guilds: skinners...
 
Early times to 1560 - Learning and Beliefs: The Bishopric
St Kentigern, otherwise known as St Mungo, is usually regarded as the first bishop of Glasgow, havin...
 
Early times to 1560 - Learning and Beliefs: Citizenship
The burgh charter of the late 1170s created a community of free men: burgesses who, apart from payme...
 
Early times to 1560 - Trade and Communications: Merchants
Glasgow had no merchant guild, although some form of organisation existed by the 1560s when one Jame...
 
Early times to 1560 - Industry and Technology
Glasgow's 12th century charters recognised and encouraged the development of trade and commerce in t...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Bishop William Turnbull
William Turnbull (fl. 1448-1454) is important as a major figure in the government of Scotland and as...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Bishop John
John (d. 1147) is important as the founder of the first cathedral in Glasgow and as defender of the ...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Bishop Jocelin
Jocelin, or Jocelyn, (fl 1175-1199) is important in the development of Glasgow as a burgh, as builde...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Bishop William de Bondington
William de Bondington (fl. 1233-1258) is important as a major figure in the government of Scotland a...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Archbishop Robert Blackadder
Robert Blackadder (fl. 1483-1508) is important as diplomatist and first archbishop of Glasgow. He s...
 
Early times to 1560 - Personalities: Bishop Robert Wishart
Robert Wishart (fl. 1273–1316) is important as a major figure in the political life of Scotland an...
 
1560 to 1770s - Everyday Life: Parks and Commons
This period saw the feuing (letting) of much of the burgh’s common land. A large portion o...
 
1560 to 1770s - Learning and Beliefs: Civic Pride
Concern for the weal of the town took varied forms: unstopping a well, maintaining the grammar schoo...
 


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