Medieval London

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This image of Christine de Pizan presenting her writings to the queen of France also illustrates the style of sleeve that was popular at the time. The queen (in red) and the lady-in-waiting in the green dress both have similar sleeves to the style…

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(Fig. 4) The people in this illustration, of a significantly higher class than Alisoun, have sleeves to match this class difference. Like Alisoun, their sleeves have a luxurious fur trim, but theirs are much longer, more expensive, and therefore more…

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Inner doorframe partition from the St. Ethelburga-the Virgin Church in City of London that was located at the main entrance and affixed to the church’s porch.

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This east sheet of the map of London circa 1270 shows the Church (marked with a star).

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Blueprint was created in 1929 by the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments for London, outlining the different additions during each period of construction the church underwent. The location of the church is marked with a star.

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Fig. 4: This image is a detail of burial ceremony located at a church porch from the Book of Hours. This image highlights the role of the church porch in religious ceremonies. From Pierpont Morgan Library. MS M. 136.

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This sixteenth-century manuscript illumination depicts a Polish bishop wearing a chest cross that appears similar to a reliquary pendant. Reliquary pendants were often worn by prominent members of the clergy to indicate their high status and…

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This picture from the English Heritage Society shows a blacksmith, Hector Cole MBE, forging a spearhead similar to what would have been used during the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. In the video, he explains how the center of the spear is made…

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Wooden pattens at the bottom right. "Portrait of a Male Donor," by Petrus Christus, c. 1455
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