City Government and Infrastructure - The city was also responsible
for providing and maintaining much of the physical infrastructure,
and was active in using this to promote Worcester as a safe and
regulated market and trading centre - the largest in the region.
Much of the money for the building of the city walls and gates in
the first half of the 13th century was raised through tolls on merchants
visiting the city, and duty on goods traded there, for instance
on the ‘king’s wine’, which was imported and then distributed from