Medieval London

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Annunciation Triptych.jpg
"The Annunciation Triptych" measures 25 3/8 x 46 3/8 in. (64.5 x 117.8 cm). The left panel pictures a woman kneeling before an open door, holding a long string of red prayer beads with a large silver bead at each end.

Stained Glass Window.jpg
This stained glass window depicts the miracle of William Fitz-Eisulf, a boy who was healed by the water of St. Thomas of Canterbury. The ampulla is being used to administer the cure. The centrality of the ampulla is perhaps why the object appears to…

St. Bart Church Tower.jpg
This is a picture of the square church tower, which remains as part of St. Bartholomew- the- Less. This was a chapel that was part of St. Bartholomew's Hospital during medieval times. Along with some stonework found in the hospital, this is the only…

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The stone wall shown here was apart of the original medieval construction of St. Giles' Cripplegate. Dating back to the fourteenth century, this wall is considered to be a part of the last medieval remains of the original parish. This part of the…

In this photo, an individual in the Volunteer Inclusion Project at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre prepares to take a picture of a medieval shoe. The leather shoe is a dark brown color. From this angle, the shoe appears to have…

Medieval Dutch Glove.PNG
A nearly-contemporary Dutch workman's glove, showing similar construction, wear, and repairs

The view of St Mary Spital from Wyngaerde's "Panorama of London in 1543."

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The Agas map with Leadenhall Market marked in blue.

St Mary Spital and the surrounding area of Sptialfields as per the Civitas Londinium. (Extract from Agas's map showing site of St. Mary Spital and the Old Artillery Ground, c. 1560–70)

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This map was produced in 1633, and it shows what London looked like in the 1560s. Aldgate High Street would have led from below the gate and through.
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