5 Apr 2011

London Metropolitan Archives reveals 14th Century Asbos

An amusing report from the BBC News Magazine website drawn from the forthcoming series Filthy Cities, which explores the history of filth in medieval London, 18th C Paris and 19thC New York.

The full article from the link below features a rather wonderful interactive map of one of the archived documents.

BBC News - An Asbo in 14th Century Britain


Today we are urged to report fly-tipping and other nuisances - just as our forebears did 700 years ago. Their complaints survive in a rare 14th Century document, the Assize of Nuisance..... full story: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12847529

No comments:

Post a Comment