Category Archives: Lon_Mini-Lectures

Cheapside – A Medieval Market

Above: The name ‘Cheapside’ as it appears on the Copper Engraving (c1550). We also catch a glimpse of the Elizabethan houses that lined the street. “Mini Lecture” As you walk around the City today, several features distract your attention. The … Continue reading

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Westminster Medieval Riverside

Above: Map showing the main places of interest near the Thames in medieval Westminster (Click image to enlarge to 1280×800). “Mini Lecture” Westminster’s Oldest Areas The parts of Westminster that lie beside the River Thames are some of the oldest sites … Continue reading

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London – Changes Across the Centuries

Above: Greenwood’s map of London, published in 1824, was the last map of Inner London to be published before the coming of the railways. “Mini Lecture” From the times of the Romans, through to the Saxons, the Normans and on … Continue reading

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City in Saxon Times – Royal Palace

Above: Outline map of streets around Wood Street and the Guildhall to help understand the description given below. “Mini Lecture” Explanation of the Map The base map shows part of the City in modern times (Open Street Map). Plotted on … Continue reading

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City in Saxon Times – Two Markets

Above: A map showing the City in late Saxon times (around the 1050s). “Mini Lecture” Street Plan in the City In AD 886 Alfred the Great led an attack on the old walled land, drove out the Vikings and established … Continue reading

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