What happens when someone was murdered in the Middle Ages? This week, Danièle is joined by Peter Konieczny to take a look at the Coroner’s Rolls from 14th century London. These records offer many insights into violent deaths, detailing the who, what, where, when and sometimes why of murders that took place within the city.
You can read the Calendar of coroners rolls of the city of London, A.D. 1300-1378, edited by Reginald Sharpe, through Archive.org
See also the London Medieval Murder Map from the University of Cambridge
Finally, check out the True Crime Medieval podcast with Anne Brannen and Michelle Butler
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Podcast editing done by Noah Tetzner, who is also the host of The History of Vikings podcast
Top Image: British Library MS Additional 47682 fol. 5v