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The Londoners were anxious as to how it would be possible to feed all the people that crowded there, and they reckoned on selling English goods at places where they had the privilege of trading, and not by offering them cheap and by successful competition. These limitations affected the policy of the towns: each town aimed at making the most of its resources for the present and future benefit of the townsmen, rather than at growing to a great size. They were contented, in modern language, with few transactions and big profits on each sale, and thus some of the men who could take advantage of these conditions 1 Edition of 1732.

Bishop Poore of Salisbury moved his church and the city, with its inhabitants, from Old Sarum to the present site, where the water supply was more ample, and Bishop Robert obtained a charter from king David to erect a burgh at St. Andrews, and invited burgesses from Berwick-upon-Tweed to settle there and administer its affairs. When there was so much activity in laying out new towns or suburbs, we cannot be surprised that a great deal of attention was given to town-planning. The best examples of this are to be found in some of the towns in the south of France, such as Montpazier and Carcassonne, but it is at least arguable that the 37 THE STORY OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE bishops had similar plans in mind, though they adapted them to local circumstances, when they laid out St.

The Londoners were anxious as to how it would be possible to feed all the people that crowded there, and they reckoned on selling English goods at places where they had the privilege of trading, and not by offering them cheap and by successful competition. These limitations affected the policy of the towns: each town aimed at making the most of its resources for the present and future benefit of the townsmen, rather than at growing to a great size. They were contented, in modern language, with few transactions and big profits on each sale, and thus some of the men who could take advantage of these conditions 1 Edition of 1732.

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