Medieval London

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iron anchor (MoL).jpg
This particular anchor was found from the River Thames, at Blackfriars. It was made sometime between the 9th and 11th century. It is dark gray in color, has a broken shank, a crown in which is fitted and pierced with a loose ring, and pointed…

London Games and 'Sicilian Games'.jpg
This manuscript dates between 1482 and 1485 and made out of parchment codex. The central scene is of Entellus and Dares wrestling in the nude; however, in the background, are large vessels weighing anchor. This manuscript is depicting “London Games…

London 1270.pdf
This is a full map which illustrates London in 1270. The red circle highlights the area in which the iron anchor, from the Museum of London was excavated, at the River Thames near Blackfriars.
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