Medieval London

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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…

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.

An archaeologist and bodies uncovered at the dig site of St Mary Spital cemetery, which was conducted by The Museum of London from 1998 to 2001.

The charnal house, built in 1320, is the remaining portion of the cemetery of St Mary Spital Hospital and Priory. This charnal house is where bones that were disturbed during the digging of graves in the cemetery were stored. After the closing of the…

Because St Mary Magdalene was the patron saint of lepers (her brother was the leper Lazarus), many leper hospitals were dedicated to her. This picture shows what remains of the chapel of the St. Mary Magdalene Leper Hospital in Gloucester.
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