Normans impact on towns, monasteries and church reform

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  • The Normans' impact on towns
    • Towns became much more populated and grew. This was due to...
      • Markets and increase of trade
        • Some castles were used for trading in
      • If towns were safe, more people would move there = a place of economical buzz
    • Salt trade - salt was very popular and sought after. Many Norman markets began to trade it, making money.
    • Metalwork (iron and lead production) produced popular products for housing and weapons.
    • Wool trade, Guilds (associations), new Norman castles triggered further growth
    • Building churches made jobs for builders and clergy.
  • Number of monasteries, monks and religious houses increased.
    • Success of Cluniac Reform

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