Medieval London map
Map of medieval London. Medieval London map (England) to print. Medieval London map (England) to download. London is a famous medieval city in the world. Founded under the Roman Empire, London suffered wars, fires, floods ... Many buildings and medieval buildings were destroyed during the fire "The Great Fire of London" in 1666. Some buildings of the Middle Ages are still standing and others have been rebuilt in the original medieval spirit. The map of medieval London is available below.
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The map of medieval London is not very well known. It has almost disappeared, especially because of the great fire of London in 1666. Only a few houses have survived and very few monuments have been spared. Other medieval remains, such as the Temple Chapel and of course Westminster are visible in London.
In some ways the medieval history of London can be said to have begun on Christmas Day, 1066, when William the Conqueror was crowned king of England in a ceremony at the newly finished Westminster Abbey, just three months after his victory at the Battle of Hastings. William granted the citizens of medieval London special privileges, but he also built a castle in the southeast corner of the city to keep them under control. This castle was expanded by later kings until it became the complex we now call the Tower of London (see medieval London map).