Medieval London

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The serjeants-at-law are pictured in red robes sitting on a raised platform at the head of the court. Clerks wearing green, blue, and cream colored robes take notes of legal argument around a table. Most of these men were lawyers-in-training. Ushers…

This is a close-up of the hammer-beam roof, constructed by Hugh Herland in the late fourteenth century. The beams and the roof itself weigh a collective 836 tons, with the timbers of the beams weighing 660 tons. Featured in this image are the arches…

This is the interior of Westminster Hall as it stands today, the majority of which is from the late medieval period, aside from multiple roof renovations. Note the hammer-beam ceiling, the architectural feat of Hugh Herland, each of which is…
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