Everyday Life In Medieval London

Mary Ward Centre
Course summary
12 weeks
109 GBP
Professional Training

Course description

Everyday Life In Medieval London

Where and how did Londoners live? What did they eat and drink? How did they enjoy themselves and where did they go shopping? What illnesses did they suffer from, how were they treated and how did they deal with sanitation?

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course is for anyone with an enquiring mind and an enthusiasm for history. No previous knowledge is necessary but a good understanding of English is essential.

Training Course Content

We will draw upon written sources, archaeology and art to understand the development of London and examine what life was like for its inhabitants between c.1200 and 1500 CE. Topics include: crime and punishment; work and leisure; sickness and health; sanitation, and immigration. There will be a walk around the City and a trip to the medieval gallery in the Museum of London
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Identify the physical and topographical development of London between 1200-1500 CE
- Evaluate the usefulness of coroner rolls as a source for everyday life in London
- Describe the interaction between economic, social and political changes over the period and its effect on London and its inhabitants
- Assess the impact of the Guilds on employment opportunities for men and women
- Explain how London coped with the effects of the Black Death

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Mary Ward Centre

The first thing you will notice about the Mary Ward Centre is the stunning Georgian building, in the peaceful surroundings of Queen Square. An adult education centre with a difference, whatever you want to learn, you’ll find it here. From...

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42 Queens Square
WC1N 3AQ London

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