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Hans Hellinger
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Yes I have data on this from Breslau / Wroclaw, Frankfurt am Main, Krakow, Nuremberg, Augsburg, Lübeck, Hamburg, Bologna (13th C), Bruges, Gdansk / Danzig, Riga, Cologne and Zurich, mostly for the 15th Century.

The consensus during our discussion on the Strasbourg laws was that they were not very restrictive except for lower status (knechten) and non-citizens, and even there exceptions seem to be made. But it did seem to be getting more strict over time.

I certainly wouldn’t rely on data from London for anything about Central or Continental Northern Europe.