Medieval London

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This is a section of the 1520 map of London. The red box indicates where the cemetery is located. To the east of The Tower, above East Smithfield street, and next to St. Mary Graces, is where the cemetery was built. However, in 1520 it was no…

These are skeletons excavated from the East Smithfield site by archaeologists from the Museum of London. Many of the remains were found in mass graves, illustrating how desperate and dire the Black Death was for medieval Londoners.

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.
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