Everyday Life in Medieval London
From the Anglo-Saxons to the TudorsBook - 2014
Our capital city has always been a thriving and colorful place, full of diverse and determined individuals, developing trade and finance, exchanging gossip and doing business. Abandoned by the Romans, rebuilt by the Saxons, occupied by the Vikings and reconstructed by the Normans, London would become the largest trade and financial center, dominating the world in later centuries. London has always been a brilliant, vibrant and eclectic place ? Henry V was given a triumphal procession after his return from Agincourt and the Lord Mayor?s river pageant was a medieval annual spectacular. William the Conqueror built the Tower, Thomas Becket was born in Cheapside, Wat Tyler led the peasants in revolt across London Bridge, Chaucer made a living and a name for himself, and a century later his Canterbury Tales was the first book produced on Caxton?s new printing press in Westminster. But beneath the color and pageantry lay dirt, discomfort and disease, the daily grind for ordinary folk. Like us, they had family problems, work worries, health concerns and wondered about the weather" -- Publisher description.
Characteristics: 256 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates :,color illustrations ;,24 cm.