Medieval London

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A map of London most likely extracted from a copperplate for printing dated to around 1560. This image depicts all of Lower Thames Street and Most of Upper Thames Street.

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This page belongs to an edition of The Canterbury Tales, by Geoffrey Chaucer, printed by William Caxton in London in 1476. These tales and others of chivalry, adventure, and romance became extremely popular and sold quickly among the city's…

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Drawing created by Terence P. Smith of what the entire frieze likely would have looked like based on calculations estimating the size of the whole frieze. The drawing shows a more detailed rendering of the frieze, clearly displaying hop cones and the…

The medieval cemetery of East Smithfield is below the ground, underneath this placard. Over half of the excavated site is situated under the Royal Mint Courts, which is located behind this wall.

This plan was drawn in 1617, apparently from material dated seventy years older. In architectural detail, it depicts the gardens in the northeast corner, as well as the plan of the Newgate and Shambles market.

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Brass of Lord Thomas de Camoys wearing a livery collar (St George's Church, Trotton, Sussex, England, 1419).

A reconstruction by Chris Unwin, of what the London waterfront looked like during the late 13th to 14th century, in the Platagenet period. The timbers to the right of the picture are drawings of revetments

This photo, taken by D. Atfield for the Ipswich Borough Museum, shows a reconstruction of an Anglo-Saxon warp-weighted loom used in Pakenham. The pieces that correspond to the letters are: A) Horizontal Cloth Beam, B) Warp Threads, C) Shed Bar, D)…

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The street is lined with luxury clothing stores, commercial banks, food outlets, and even an eight-floor mall complex, complete with restaurants, cafes, and high-end retail stores. On the left side of the picture is St. Mary-le-Bow church, which…

This 1973 illustration by Terry Ball shows what Guildhall would have looked like just after its reconstruction in the fifteenth century.
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