Goldsmiths’ Row was a section on the south side of Cheapside, by Cheapside Cross. The part of Cheapside known as Goldsmiths’ Row ran between Bread Street and Friday Street (Weinreb and Hibbert 148). Goldsmiths’ Row and the shops and homes of other wealthy merchants made the street an elite and attractive one. Stow claims that there were ten houses and fourteen shops in Goldsmith’s Row, and that they were easily the most beautiful in London (Stow 1:296, 1:345–46).1 In the long view of Edward VI’s coronation procession through London,2 the windows of the shops in Goldsmiths’ Row are stocked with standing cups and other plate.
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Politics Made Visible: Order, Residence, and Uniformity in Cheapside, 1600–45.Londinopolis: Essays in the Cultural and Social History of Early Modern London. Ed. Paul Griffiths and Mark S.R. Jenner. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2000. 176–96.
Elizabethan London - Goldsmiths’ Row in Cheapside, 1558–1645.Guildhall Miscellany 2 (1963): 181–206.
- Stow, John. A Survey of London. Reprinted from the Text of 1603. Ed. Charles Lethbridge Kingsford. 2 vols. Oxford: Clarendon, 1908. [Also available as a reprint from Elibron Classics (2001). Articles written before 2011 cite from the print edition by volume and page number.]
The Goldsmiths and the London Luxury Trades, 1550–1750.Goldsmiths, Silversmiths, and Bankers: Innovation and the Transfer of Skill, 1550–1750. London: Alan Sutton, 1995. 112–20. Centre for Metropolitan History Working Papers Series 2.
- Weinreb, Ben, and Christopher Hibbert, eds. The London Encyclopaedia. New York: St. Martin’s, 1983. [You may also wish to consult the 3rd edition, published in 2008.]
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