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A History of English Ale & Beer
By H. A. Monckton

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Publisher: The Bodley Head, 1966.
Hard Cover, 238 pages, 6.00 x 8.75.
Item #1332

A good, though not-too-often seen, book on the story of malt liquors in England. From the dust jacket: "In a lively, witty book, richly laced with anecdotes, Mr. Monckton chronicles ale and beer through every period of English history, through every county and shire, from royal court to village inn. He explains the importance of the Assize of Bread and Ale in 1267, and of bride-ales, inn tokens and the changing shapes and materials of drinking vessels. The book ends with supplementary material which includes beer consumption figures for the past three hundred years."

TABLE OF CONTENTS:
List of Illustrations
Preface
1. The Process of Malting and Brewing
2. From the Neolithic Period to the Normal Conquest
3. From the Early Middle Ages to the Assize of Bread and Ale
4. The Later Middle Ages
5. From the Introduction of Hops to the First Licensing Statute
6. The Tudors and the Trade Expansion
7. The Stuarts and Beer Duty
8. Technology and Tied Houses
9. Towards Temperance
10. Modern Times
Appendices
A. Eighteenth Century Malt Valuations
B. Duty on Beer and Materials from 1643
C. London Brewers and their Trade for 1786 and 1792
D. U.K. Beer Consumption Figures, 1684-1964
E. More Important Acts of Parliament
F. Inn Tokens
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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