This website introduces resources available for research about medieval London and its people, focusing not only on documentary and narrative sources in print, but also archaeological, visual, and cartographic sources that illuminate the physical and material world inhabited by medieval Londoners.
An important component of the website is the Medieval Londoners Database (MLD), which records the activities of London residents between c. 1100 and 1520, and is searchable by name, gender, citizenship status, location (ward, parish, and street if available), craft, occupation, civic office, and craft office, among other variables. For more on this database, click on Search for Londoners. We welcome contributions of or corrections to both MLD and the sections on Pedagogy and Resources.
The site is frequently updated; see What’s New in MLD for news on recent and forthcoming datasets.