Discover Medieval London when Britain’s capital became the largest, wealthiest and most important cities in Europe despite its fair share of diseases, famine, religious controversy and invaders attacks. A city belonging to craftsmen and merchants producing and selling remarkable handcrafted objects with engraved designs.
- Although prone to diseases, famine, religious controversy and invaders attacks
- It is in this period that London became one of the largest, wealthiest and most important cities in Europe
- It was a city belonging to craftsmen and merchants producing and selling remarkable handcrafted objects with engraved designs
- Those workers organised themselves into guilds and livery companies to maintain a high workmanship standards
- Daily Medieval life was quite hard harsh and could vary considerably depending on a person’s social status
- It had its fair share of crime including forgery, robbery and drunken fighting often leading to serious injuries or death
- London and especially Westminster was becoming the effective centre of government for England
- The Roman Catholic Church became central to medieval people’s lives ever since the Christianity was introduced to England in the late 500s
- The Church provided spiritual guidance, education, employment and the hope of salvation after death
- It was during Medieval London that Common Seals where introduced
- Londoners often used different languages for different purposes, with many of the residents bilingual or even trilingual
The music soundtrack is Valley of Tears composed by zero-project and under Creative Commons (CC) licence Attribution and Share Alike and approved for commercial purposes.
HD travel documentary film created by Mat Siems with 5D Mark 3.