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Grape pressing

Until the thirteenth century, wine growing had been a major industry in southern England. Climate changes, however, ended domestic wine production. Consequently a profitable trade in imported wine developed which was centred upon Bordeaux in Gascony. This pictogram or cartoon shows a stereotyped English view of Gascons.

Catalogue reference: E 36/275 f. 252 (date: c. 1292-1305)

Grape pressing. Cat ref: E 36/275
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