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M is for Medieval: a listicle of our publications through time

MOLA team

We’ve been taking a tour of London’s archaeology via some of our favourite publications. Last time we delved into Roman London, from the bustling waterfront to the colossal city wall. This week we’re looking at the medieval period, everything from burials to fire! Our publications programme has been going strong for nearly 20 years, covering all things archaeology, finds to features, fires to floods. We’ve got some fabulous offers on our books, so get ready to dive head-first into London’s marvellous medieval history.

M is for the Multitude of pattering feet that passed through London in the medieval period. Many of them would have entered through the postern gate by the Tower of London which you can read more about here.

E is for the Extension of the Jubilee Line on Thorney Island. Modern London is always growing, which gives us a chance to peek into the past, like this dig at the Palace of Westminster.

D is for Digging (naturally). Our dig at the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem in Clerkenwell gave us a look into the peaceful lives of the monks.

I is for Interesting Inhumations. We have excavated thousands of burials in the last year alone, not like those from Ermine Street that were built over in the medieval period.

E is for Excavation, like the  71 Fenchurch Street excavation that taught us about everything from the Hadrianic fire in the 2nd-century to the Great Fire in 1666.

V is for Vast. The vast complex of unique medieval buildings discovered at Holy Trinity Priory in Aldgate was the first religious house to be founded inside London’s walls since the Norman Conquest.

A is for Assemblage. We’ve come across an assemblage or two in our line of work, like the South Hertfordshire greyware pottery assemblage found at High Street, Uxbridge.

L is for London and all its wonderful archaeology! The River Thames is the heart of this great city and Londoners (and their forebears) have been using the great waterway  for thousands of years.

Check out our publications pages for loads of fun facts and stories about all of these sites, and more! Just follow the links!

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