Tudor London

19 APRIL, 5pm BST ‘EARLY TUDOR LONDON: On the Brink of Transformation?’ lecture by Prof. Vanessa Harding London in 1520 was still essentially a medieval city, but on the brink of two transformative events: the Reformation, and the ensuing dissolution of the monasteries, and explosive population growth. London’s medieval monasteries, nunneries, and friaries had been closed down by 1540, and only some of the hospitals survived. Meanwhile, the capital’s population, perhaps 50-60,000 at the beginning of the century, had expanded to c. 200,000 by the end. This lecture will  consider the physical form of the city around 1520, and the changes that were already perceptible. REGISTER AT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/142224516357