Constructing Medieval London

Constructing Medieval London

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 29th Jul 2021

 £4.90

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Beneath the streets of the contemporary city lie the ghosts of previous Londons including Saxon Lundenwic and Norman Londonburgh. Two of our foremost archaeologists trace their construction and transformation.

GUSTAV MILNE explores how from AD600-900 the port of Saxon London was focused on the open foreshore south of the Strand, near Covent Garden, but shifted to the site of the abandoned Roman City of Londinium in AD900.

Another major relocation of the core of the port occurred when the first major medieval bridge was built by c AD1000 after which the beach markets established there gradually changed during the 12th- and 13th- centuries, as the types of ships visiting the harbour changed and as a new merchant class began building warehouses and major wharf installations.

There were over 120 parish churches in medieval London alongside the buildings of monastic communities, across the city and its suburbs. NATHALIE COHEN investigates some of the origins, development and destruction of these places, and the archaeological research that has been undertaken to learn more about them. From the investigations of gentleman antiquarians to modern excavations by professional archaeologists, we will explore the archaeology of religion in London, from the materials of the buildings' construction to artefacts of faith and ritual.


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This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 29th Jul 2021

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2021-07-29 2021-07-29 Europe/London Constructing Medieval London Beneath the streets of the contemporary city lie the ghosts of previous Londons including Saxon Lundenwic and Norman Londonburgh. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/29/constructing-medieval-london-266512 ,,,

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