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Download Chapter 3: London and the Crown, 1451-61 (11.1 MB)

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Download Chapter 6: The Parish Fraternities of Medieval London (11.0 MB)

Download Chapter 7: London and St. Paul's Cathedral in the Later Middle Ages (11.0 MB)

Download Chapter 8: The Travelling Saint: Zita of Lucca and England (11.2 MB)

Download Chapter 9: The Will as Autobiography: The Case of Thomas Salter, Priest, Died November 1558 (15.0 MB)

Download Chapter 10: Richard Whittington: The Man behind the Myth (12.1 MB)

Download Chapter 11: Ralph Holland and the London Radicals: 1438-1444 (11.0 MB)

Download Chapter 12: The "Golden Age" of Women in Medieval London (11.0 MB)

Download Chapter 13: Johanna Hill (d. 1441) and Johanna Sturdy (d. c. 1460), Bell-Founders (11.4 MB)

Download Chapter 14: The Child in Medieval London: The Legal Evidence (10.9 MB)

Download Chapter 15: Centres of Conspicuous Consumption: The Aristocratic Townhouse in London, 1200-1550 (10.9 MB)

Download Chapter 16: The Expansion of Education in Fifteenth-Century London (13.2 MB)

Download Chapter 17: Chivalry, Pageantry and Merchant Culture in Medieval London (15.5 MB)

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Edited Collection


Caroline M. Barron is the world's leading authority on the history of medieval London. For half a century she has investigated London's role as medieval England's political, cultural, and commercial capital, together with the urban landscape and the social, occupational, and religious cultures that shaped the lives of its inhabitants. This collection of eighteen papers focuses on four themes: crown and city; parish, church, and religious culture; the people of medieval London; and the city's intellectual and cultural world. They represent essential reading on the history of one of the world's greatest cities by its foremost scholar.

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Medieval Institute Publications


Medieval Institute Publications






London - medieval, medieval cities, urban history - England


European History | Medieval Studies

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Carlin, Martha and Joel T. Rosenthal, eds. Medieval London: Collected Papers of Caroline M. Barron. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 2017.

Medieval London: Collected Papers of Caroline M. Barron