More from Eleanor Janega
Frederick’s Place, in the City of London, used to be called Gropecunt Lane in the medieval period due to its many brothels. As nearby Milk Street and Bread Street can attest, medieval Londoners valued pragmatism above all in their naming of streets.
Winchester Palace and its Brothels
A fascinating account of the rules & regulations, including financial instruments, surrounding the brothels industry in medieval Lambeth, which paid for the erection of Winchester Palace
41 Cloth Fair
41 Cloth Fair is the oldest extant house in the city of London. Find out how it managed to survive the great fire of London because of its location, and tells us a lot about home life in early modern and medieval London.