Medieval London

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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…

St. Barts Hospital Map.jpg
This is a picture of St. Bartholomew's Hospital located on a London map, c. 1520, marked with a red circle. St. Bartholomew's Hospital remains today in its original location in Smithfield, London.

This is a picture of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, located in Smithfield, London.The hospital was founded in 1123 by Rahere. In medieval London, hospitals were used to care for the sick, house the homeless, and provide beds, food, and education to…

Three medieval pens: one is a straight wooden dip pen with a split nib, and there are two quills that also contain metal nibs.

This is an image of game piece that would have been used during the medieval times to play board games, specifially backgammon. This particular game piece, displayed by the Museum of London is small, yellow in color, disc shaped, and made of bone. It…

This is a pen drawing of two men playing a game of backgammon. One may see the backgammon board in between the men with the circular game pieces on top of it.

The Bayeux Tapestry is a very long embroidered cloth made to depict over 70 scenes about the preparation for and events during the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. This scene shows both Norman cavalry and Saxon infantry fighting with spears.
Tod of discusses six medieval arrow head forms. How and why they were used with the English longbow in medieval Britain.

Arrow heads discussed:
Plate Cutter
Needle Bodkin
Barbed type 16
Leaf shape
Swallow Tail
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