Medieval London 1000-1350: the archaeology of a capital city

Course Dates: 06/07/24
Time: 10:30 - 17:30
Location: Off Site
This one day course looks at a period that fundamentally shaped London as a city, from the laying out of a new town within the old Roman city wall to the rapid growth of the 11—13th centuries.
Includes an introductory lecture and guided walk.
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Medieval London 1000-1350: the archaeology of a capital city
  • Course Code: HLW114
  • Dates: 06/07/24 - 06/07/24
  • Time: 10:30 - 17:30
  • Taught: Sat, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Stuart Brookes

Course Code: HLW114

Sat, day, 06 Jul - 06 Jul '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

The dramatic changes made in London's topography and the factors (political, economic and military that shaped these changes.

What will we cover?

The physical impacts made on London by the Vikings and then the Normans, the development of the medieval townscape, and form of some of London’s major medieval institutions.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Appreciate the dramatic changes in London’s topography that resulted from the major political, economic and military events that shaped this period and London’s subsequent development.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

The course assumes no prior knowledge of London’s history ( although background reading would be a
sensible preparation) As important would be an enthusiastic interest in our capital’s long and convoluted
development. A keen eye, an open mind and a desire to question would be appreciated,.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Interactive lecture and guided walk.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?


When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other courses in London history. Please see the Citylit website.

Stuart Brookes

Dr Stuart Brookes is Senior Research Associate at the UCL Institute of Archaeology and has taught at the City Lit since 2012. He specialises in comparative landscape studies and the archaeologies of state formation, as well as the archaeology and history of London. He has published various works on the archaeology of early medieval Europe, including Beyond the Burghal Hidage: civil defence in Anglo-Saxon England (2013), Landscapes of Defence in the Viking Age (2013) and The Kingdom and People of Kent (2010). He is currently working on two major Leverhulme Trust projects: Lordship and Landscape in East Anglia CE 400–800 (UCL), and People and Place: The making of the Kingdom of Northumbria 300–800 CE (Durham University).

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