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1. Introduction 2. Public Buildings and Concerns 3. Castles, Palaces and Royal Houses 4. Houses, Daily Life and Neighbourhoods 5. Selling and Making 6. Religion and Religious Ways of Life 7. Human Health and the Environment 8. London's Region 9. Medieval and Tudor London after 1600
John Schofield retired as Curator of Architecture at the Museum of London in 2008. He has been an archaeologist with the Museum since 1974 and has written several well-received books about medieval towns and buildings including The Building of London from the Conquest to the Great Fire (3rd edition, 1999), Medieval London Houses, (2nd edition, 2003) and (with Alan Vince) Medieval Towns (2nd edition, 2003).
'This is an important and useful book. And, crucially it's a good read.' British Archaeology, May-June 2012 'John Schofield snythesises a huge volume of archaeology to produce this coherent account packed with detail and fascinating visual evidence, and much enlivened by the author's own observations -- for example, on exotic imported food and whether Londoners had different diets from other parts of England, or on the impact of communities of 'aliens' on the city, including Jewish financiers, and Italian, French and Spanish merchants, or on the effect of London on its hinterland.' SALON number 267, December 2011 'It works very well indeed as an affordable entry point for students of London's medieval archaeology; as a resource assessment it refines and fleshes out many of the broad themes developed in The Archaeology of Greater London (MoLAS 2000); and it poses new and interesting questions to be considered in future research programmes.' Barney Sloane, English Heritage, Transactions of London & Middlesex Archaeological Society, forthcoming 'His detailed knowledge of projects both famous and unsung paints a potent picture of London between 1100 and 1600.' Current Archaeology, June 2012 'This is a stimulating book, opening one's eyes to many facets of the past. It can be highly recommended to anyone who wants to find out what archaeology has to offer about London's history, and where future research might lead' Bridget Cherry, London Topographical Society Newsletter, May 2012