Everyday Life in Medieval London: From the Anglo-Saxons to the Tudors Hardcover – 15 Mar 2014
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About the Author
Toni Mount has been a history teacher for fifteen years. She has an MA by Research on medieval medical manuscripts from the University of Kent. Born in London, Toni now lives in Gravesend, Kent.
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The first part of Mount’s book discusses the foundations of London and how the Roman’s referred to it as Londinium The position of London was quite strategic as it allowed Roman ships to travel up the Thames to trade and then to travel back down again back to European ports. The area around the banks of the Thames was also made of gravel, far easier for building than mud and sand. From this Londinium was built and became a major trading city with ships from all over coming to visit. In exchange goods and merchandise from Britain were traded throughout Europe. However when Roman’s left in around 410 AD London was beginning to slide into disrepair. With high taxes and not enough money coming in people could no longer afford lavish life styles and thus the general way of life was declining.
Without Roman protection the people of Britain sought help from Saxony, Angeln, Jutland and Frisia to fight off the Scottish and Irish and protect their land. These warriors brought their families over and soon began to settle in Britain, also marrying with the original people of the land.
Mount also discusses the relationship between London and Vikings, or Lundonwic/Lundonberg, and how the Vikings came over to England and in some cases raided and in other cases sought to trade.Read more ›
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useful, but rather more on anglo saxon London than I would have liked, but otherwise it's very clear & well written - very typical of Toni MountPublished 9 months ago by Dave 'Skirbeck' Bedford
Very interesting and readable for those who love history,Published 10 months ago by Mrs C J Christmas
Highly detailed. very useful background detail reference for anyone doing Living History interpretation either as a job or as a hobby.Published 11 months ago by Hubert de Southchurch
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