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Medieval London: the phrase conjures images of a walled city of winding streets mired in mud, its inhabitants living perilously and piously amid a city of a hundred church spires.
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With the V&A's collections and curators for inspiration, on this twelve-week course we will uncover the true story, a dynamic and fascinating history ranging from the Norman Conquest to the Great Fire. A city of learning and richly skilled crafts, during this period London went from being the prosperous capital of an emerging kingdom on the periphery of Christendom to being one of the greatest cities of Europe, the centre of a growing mercantile empire which looked outward to the Atlantic and beyond. Already an ancient city at the dawn of the first millennium, London was firmly locked into a nexus of trade centering on the North Sea, with links to varied lands and peoples of Scandinavia and north-west Europe...
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Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. Before joining Birkbeck, he was a research officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research.
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23 September 2020 - 9 December 2020
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