Medieval London: the rise of the most important city in Europe

Discover Medieval London when Britain’s capital became the largest, wealthiest and most important cities in Europe despite its fair share of diseases, famine, religious controversy and invaders attacks.  A city belonging to craftsmen and merchants producing and selling remarkable handcrafted objects with engraved designs. Video transcript:

  1. Although prone to diseases, famine, religious controversy and invaders attacks
  2. It is in this period that London became one of the largest, wealthiest and most important cities in Europe
  3. It was a city belonging to craftsmen and merchants producing and selling remarkable handcrafted objects with engraved designs
  4. Those workers organised themselves into guilds and livery companies to maintain a high workmanship standards
  5. Daily Medieval life was quite hard harsh and could vary considerably depending on a person’s social status
  6. It had its fair share of crime including forgery, robbery and drunken fighting often leading to serious injuries or death
  7. London and especially Westminster was becoming the effective centre of government for England
  8. The Roman Catholic Church became central to medieval people’s lives ever since the Christianity was introduced to England in the late 500s
  9. The Church provided spiritual guidance, education, employment and the hope of salvation after death
  10. It was during Medieval London that Common Seals where introduced
  11. Londoners often used different languages for different purposes, with many of the residents bilingual or even trilingual

The music soundtrack is Valley of Tears composed by zero-project and under Creative Commons (CC) licence Attribution and Share Alike and approved for commercial purposes. HD travel documentary film created by Mat Siems with 5D Mark 3. medieval-london-1 medieval-london-2 medieval-london-3 medieval-london-4 medieval-london-5 medieval-london-6 medieval-london-9 medieval-london-10 medieval-london-11 medieval-london-12 medieval-london-14 medieval-london-15