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Open City: London, 1500-1700

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The full set of drawings of London’s late sixteenth-century markets from Hugh Alley’s A Caveatt for the City of London is available through the Folger Shakespeare Library’s digital image database, Luna.



The Museum of London produced this multimedia walking tour of the Great Fire of London. You can watch the nine segments on YouTube or download the files in various formats.



Two professors of economic history from the London School of Economics present some findings of their study of “Apprenticeship in Early Modern London” in this lecture at Gresham College. Gresham College was founded by Sir Thomas Gresham, who also founded the Royal Exchange.



The “Agas” map of London, from around the 1560s, is a woodcut printed on eight sheets. Scaled for wall display, its total size is approximately 2 feet by 6 feet. With funding from Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, a team of scholars at the University of Victoria has been constructing an online, interactive version.



Follow the work-in-progress on the Paul's Cross Project, which has been supported by a Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. When complete, it will enable scholars to experience John Donne's Gunpowder Day Sermon for November 5, 1622 in the space for which it was originally intended to be delivered, from multiple listening locations, in the midst of different sizes of congregations, and surrounded by the sounds of urban London life.



The Encyclopedia of London is available as an I-Pad app.


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