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Interactive London Medieval Murder Map Shows Various Homicides and their Details

Manuel Eisner from the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge has recently developed an interactive map that details the different homicides that occurred in the bustling areas of medieval London.

It kicked off at a urinal in Cheapside, and ended in a bloody and brutal murder. Poor aim has been responsible for many unexpected deaths, but perhaps none more so than that of Philip of Ashendon.
One of a brutal range of fatal scuffles, revenge killings and infanticides recorded by London coroners in the early 1300s, Philip’s demise is among those to feature in a new interactive map that uses death to breathe life into medieval London.

Check out the map on the Violence Research Center page at the University of Cambridge site. Read more of Nicola Davis' article on The Guardian.

(Image credit: Manuel Eisner/University of Cambridge)


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