[MR] BBC: Medieval London's Murder Hotspots Revealed
Garth Groff and Sally Sanford
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Wed Nov 28 01:58:31 PST 2018
While this BBC piece is a rather grim story, it still is quite fascinating.
A Cambridge researcher has used coroner's records from 1300 to 1340 to plot
the locations and other details of killings in London. For example, the
records show that 56% of the killings were by knife, perhaps not surprising
since almost everybody carried a utility knife/feast dagger. The total
number of murders is not given, but the data shows the rate was as much as
20 times more frequent than in similiarly sized towns in Britain today.
The story is found at https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-46355383 .
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