Nicholas Brembre

(c. 1313—1388) merchant and mayor of London

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As mayor, he supported the dominance of great merchants and traders in city politics. He was also an ally of Richard II. When the Lords Appellant rose against the king, Brembre was executed. See alsoguilds [merchant/craft guilds]; merciless parliament; northampton, john of.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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