Kenilworth, Ordinance of

May 1326. One of the amendments undertaken during the last year of Edward II's reign, withdrawing the wool "staple status from foreign towns, giving it to towns in England. In 1326, it was further ordained that persons worth less than £40 a year were forbidden to wear anything made from imported cloth, as a kind of protection of the wool industry.

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