Category: Medieval 510AD – 1484
William FitzOsbert is often mentioned as the first known criminal to be executed at Tyburn in 1196 for poll tax rioting. Who was William FitzOsbert?
The street names around Borough Market have unusual histories behind them. From medieval brothels to Dicken’s villains, Bankside continues to surprise. Borough and Bankside have
The construction of Cannon Street railway station in 1866 obliterated the last remains the Steelyard, the chief entrepôt of the Hanseatic League in England. The
If you’re ever in London and find yourself in the Abbey, have a look over to the side of the choir – chances are you’ll see an impressive tomb with a recumbent effigy of a king. That’s the tomb of Henry III, one of England’s most prolific builders during the Middle Ages. If you look carefully, you’ll spot something unusual about it – there are no less than four different types of stone used in its construction. This is because Henry was a builder who liked to experiment with new materials and techniques. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at this remarkable king and his impressive achievements as a builder…Find out more.
Home to kings and queens since William the Conqueror, Windsor is dominated by its castle, which, as benefiting a monarch, is the largest in the