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General Editor: Derek Keene
Part 1: Cheapside
by Derek Keene and Vanessa Harding
". . . both a stimulus and a starting point for many different types of historical investigation."
The Cheapside Gazetteer, reproduced on microfiche, provides historians, genealogists, and archaeologists with minutely detailed histories including maps and reconstruction plans of all the houses, churches, public buildings, and other properties in five parishes at the heart of London's commercial district from the Norman Conquest to the Great Fire of 1666.
The histories are based on the remarkable quantity of surviving documents recording the development of London almost house by house from the twelfth century onwards. Reproduced parish by parish, they represent a major new resource for the study both of London history and the evolution of urban life.
Whether the change involves a print-to-electronic transition or a space reclamation project, there are bound to be questions, concerns and even resistance.
“These testimonies take the historical stories out of the realm of history and place them in the realm of the human.”