Images of the Medieval City * What did medieval cities look like? Or more precisely, how did medieval people depict cities? Here are 15 images from the Middle Ages that show how the urban world looked like.
A view of London with the Tower of London, and Duke Charles d'Orléans writing in the Tower, Bruges, c. 1483 (this image) with later additions, c. 1492 – c. 1500: Royal MS 16 F. ii, f. 73
When William the Conqueror seized control of England in 1066, he ordered the construction of several forts on the Thames to defend London against attack. The most famous was the Tower of London, pictured here in the 1400s.
medieval glasses | The Pragmatic Costumer veil or hennen over cap or truncatted hennen/cap
Detail from "The Rutland Psalter", medieval (c1260), British Library Add MS 62925. f 73r
Medieval Wound Man, “…a compendium of all the injuries that a body might sustain.”
Flemish artists look at 16C Gardeners digging & planting a formal garden in the Spring Jacob Grimmer (Flemish artist, 1525-1590) Spring.
October Book of Hours Illumination by Flemish artist Simon Bening c. 1540