Skip to content

The Good Old Days: Medieval London Murder Map (2019)

Sometimes progress takes the form of not getting killed with a poleaxe. Via HN.

See it for yourself at Cambridge University’s Violence Research Centre

The population of London in the 14th century likely ranged between 40,000 and 100,000 people. In a city of 80,000, the medieval London murder rate would be 15 to 20 times higher than an English town of comparable size today…

Jennifer Ouellette at Ars Technica – Lose yourself in this highly addictive “murder map” of medieval London

I'd love to hear your thoughts and recommended resources...