THIS DESCRIPTION of the City of London, its topography, monuments, trades, industries and population, is a vivid eye-witness account by one of its citizens who records the daily life and urban pastimes of its people. It was written sometime before 1183 and stands almost unique among medieval texts for its attention to the sounds, smells and sights of a cityscape.
This revised edition has been published with the cooperation of the Historical Association of London. It includes Sir Frank Stenton's introductory essay, Prof. Butler's text, a new introduction by F. Donald Logan, and a new edition of the excellent “Map of London under Henry II” prepared by Marjorie B. Honeybourne and annotated by E. Jeffries Davis.
3rd printing. Illustrated, maps, new introduction, updated bibliography, index.
Paperback, 128 pp.