It is a commonly repeated fact that the ancient monasteries, abbeys, and the other religious institutions acquired their brewhouses from the 8th century through to the 13th century imprecisely. Monks were the ones among a handful of pre-eminent groups, during these middle ages, who kept systematic records of their brewing pursuits. Historians attribute monks with … [Read more...] about BURTON UPON TRENT’S BREWING HERITAGE (PART I)
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Burton is known for brewing. The town originally grew up around Burton Abbey. Burton Bridge was also the site of two battles, in 1322 when Edward II defeated the rebel Earl of Lancaster and 1643 when royalists captured the town during the First English Civil War.
Socio-economic conditions The turn of 16th century in England started out with the expansion of exports and cities, the formidable rise of Martin Luther’s dissent, Leonardo da Vinci’s prolific sketches of the helicopter, and with the discovery of Pacific Ocean by Magellan. Although the world around them was by no means static, it seemed for the people of Burton that they … [Read more...] about BURTON’S HISTORY DURING THE PERIOD 1500-1800 (PART III)
It is quite strange to think that those Englishmen who took pride in being part of a nation that knows how to eloquently converse, undertake actions with profound gentleness, and hideaway disgust with diplomacy, had to go to war with each other like savages. Without doubt, the so-called ‘English Civil War,’ as it has come to be known, is a fallacious term seeing that the strife … [Read more...] about BURTON’S HISTORY DURING THE PERIOD 1500-1800 (PART II)
In the two centuries before the Industrial Revolution, regardless of the uplift in commerce through developments in trade, agriculture, and industry, England suffered poor economic conditions for a better part of the century. The nation seems to have suffered from a stumbling block in managing its economic policies. An example of it lays in the fact that the finances of the … [Read more...] about BURTON’S HISTORY DURING THE PERIOD 1500-1800 (PART I)
How Burton Abbey has developed with time The history of Burton abbey is riddled with confusion and mayhem. Over the years, the abbey’s inherent weaknesses in administration and spirituality have done more damage to it than could be expected. After the suppression of monasteries by Henry VIII, several Benedictine abbeys underwent a great deal of destruction at a shocking … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent History : How Burton Abbey has developed with time
From the time of St. Augustine’s papal mission of converting the Anglo-Saxons in Britain in 597AD to King Henry VIII’s stubborn break with the Catholic church, monasticism has forever been clubbed with Christian lives all over England. Monasteries became places of religious settlements where communities of monks and priests lived ordinary lives under religious obligations with … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Early History: BURTON ABBEY
The elevation of the number of monasteries and churches to borough status of towns marks an increasing prominence in the 12th century England. The new religious sites such as almshouses and infirmaries were constructed to care for the poor and sick. A great many abbots, monks, and lay-brothers found themselves at the favourable end of the urban boom the country was experiencing … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Early History (Part 2)
EARLY HISTORY (PART I) BURTON-UPON-TRENT is a parish and market town, known far and wide for its fine ales and most celebrated brands in brewing sphere including Bass, Allsopp, and Worthington. Burton is a classic example of mid 19th century industrial metropolis, well situated along the west bank of the River Trent in East Staffordshire county, west-central England, taking … [Read more...] about Burton Upon Trent Early History (Part 1)