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Thread #19722   Message #1041319
Posted By: Gareth
24-Oct-03 - 07:21 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Jolly Rogues of Lynn
Subject: RE: song info: Jolly Rogues of Lynn
A little late{

But recall, Lynn, or Kings Lynn was one of the chief wool exporting ports in Medevial times.

There was a duty on the export of wool, the "Owlers" because they worked at night, smuggled wool to the continent.

Chaucer, when he was no writing his littary work was a customs official.

Perhaps this might clarify matters.