Medieval London

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Staple Inn, the only surviving building of the Inns of Chancery. This was one of the sites where lawyers and law students interacted. Today it is located near Chancery Lane tube station, London.

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Detail of man wearing coif from the Rutland Psalter. Medieval men, including the Man of Law depicted in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales commonly wore coifs. Coifs were usually made of white linen with a tie that went under the chin. Coifs were worn by…

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…

The renovated barracks of Gray's Inn seen from the courtyard. The statue is of Sir Francis Bacon, a well known Englishman and Bencher.

The Staple Inn is located in the top right-hand corner of this map, circled in red.

The Staple Inn itself is located on the south side of High Holborn Street, WC1 and is a Tudor style building. Today, the Staple Inn consists of two buildings that can be seen on the facade, one being the original building (the five bays on the left)…

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This is the 1520 Medieval London map. Starred in red is the location of Lincoln's Inn in 1422.

This is a picture of the opening brick archway of Lincoln's Inn.

This is a view of Lincoln's Inn Chapel located on the far right and some Old Hall buildings surrounding it.
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