Knives and Scabbards (Medieval Finds from Excavations in by J. Cowgill, M. de Neergaard, N. Griffiths

By J. Cowgill, M. de Neergaard, N. Griffiths

Knives have been important to medieval guy for a complete variety of makes use of, from the household to the broader social context: Anglo-Saxon pre-Christian burials endure silent witness to this dependence within the many circumstances the place knives are stumbled on one of the grave-goods. solid and hafted with nice ability, occasionally with elaborately adorned scabbards, knives are of intrinsic fascination, along with being symptoms of the preferred inventive tastes of the time.This ebook catalogues, discusses and illustrates over knives, scabbards, shears and scissors relationship from the mid-12th to the mid-15th centuries and located within the urban of London, rather alongside the waterfront websites, the place recovered goods should be appropriately dated through dendrochronology and coin unearths. it's a basic paintings of reference for medieval artefacts and fabric tradition, a vital guide for excavators everywhere Britain and masses of Europe.

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William Hogarth (1697–1764), The Rake in Bedlam, plate VII from “A Rake’s Progress,” 1763, Bridgeman Art Library. 5. , interior view of the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives. 6. , view of Temple Bar, etching executed c. 1700, London Metropolitan Archives. 7. Johannes Kip (1653–1721), panoramic view of London from Buckingham Palace, 1720, London Metropolitan Archives. 8. , view of the Foundling Hospital, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives.

Rolls H IL L RY St. Andrew’s Church TREET ALDERSGATE S SN O W LA N E ELL STREET St. Bartholomew’s Hospital HILL FLEET CE Lincoln’s Inn W AN S D FIEL N OS E CH HO LBO RN WH EN LD GO G TREET S S GARDEN LAN WEST SMITHFIELD H O L B O R N ’S IN OLN LINC Charter-house N’ Gray’s Inn ST. JOH N S IN HATTON Y’ GRA C le r k e n w e ll A T E Guildhall Dolly’s Steak-house C H E A P S I D E Bow Church PO RY Fle E LAN ULT et R iv er PLE R LANE WATE TEM St. Dunstan’s RO W Church F L E E T S ST E R RNO ST. PAUL”S Temple TREET PATE LUDGA Clifton’s Bar Mitre Tavern TE S TRE St.

4. William Hogarth (1697–1764), The Rake in Bedlam, plate VII from “A Rake’s Progress,” 1763, Bridgeman Art Library. 5. , interior view of the choir of St. Paul’s Cathedral, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives. 6. , view of Temple Bar, etching executed c. 1700, London Metropolitan Archives. 7. Johannes Kip (1653–1721), panoramic view of London from Buckingham Palace, 1720, London Metropolitan Archives. 8. , view of the Foundling Hospital, etching executed c. 1750, London Metropolitan Archives.

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