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Gr. 206. - 6 ) R. 92. - 1) Ibid. 72-3. - 8 ) I. C. I. 307. - 9 ) Gr. 223. - 10) I. C. I. 305, 337 note •. 36 1272-1520 plies of wool they needed. These must ha ve been very strong inducements for the emigrants to settle in England, where they were welcome to ply their trade under royal protection, wherever they chose to dwell, especially if they would amalgamate with the native population, which it was not hard to do, for by the end of the 13th century the English municipalities had advanced so far that they were able to absorb the foreign artisan 1).
C. I. 652. - ') Ibid. 646-7. I. C. I. 647; A. I. 40 note ',58. - 6 ) A. I. 41-2. - 7) A. I. 42-4,47. •) Th. I. 382; 1066-1272 13 the 11th or the beginning of the 12th century allsuch works were probably laboriously worked with the needle. The first workmen using the 1oom were called Sarazins or Sarazinois, which has led to the supposition that the improvement was due either to its introduction into Europe by the Saracens of Spain, or was acquired by the Flemings, among whom it was first developed during one of the Crusades against the Saracens in the East 1 ).
U) Ibid. 190. - 11) Sur. 221. 2 Bense, Low Dutch Element 1) 18 1066-1272 a blow at the baronage, but to be enabled to maintain a force of mercenaries instead of "tenants" 1), that during the rebellion of Hugh Bigod, the Earl of Lekester arrived at Walton with 3000 Flemings, who were defeated at St. Edmundsbury in 1073, after ravaging great parts ·of East Anglia, and that another army of Flemings succeeded in occupying Norwich the next year 2). We are told that Henry li. , who was a grievous enemy to them 3), though he did not despise the assistance of Flemish mercenaries against France 4).