Life and Death in London's East End : 2000 Years at Spitalfields, Paperback

Life and Death in London's East End : 2000 Years at Spitalfields Paperback


This book chronicles the remarkable archaeological discoveries made on the site of Spitalfields Market in east London.

Once the burial ground for some of the wealthiest members of Roman London, Spitalfields became the home of one of the country's largest and most important hospitals in the Middle Ages, looking after the poor and the sick.

More than 10,500 skeletons were found in the cemetery, making this the single largest archaeologically-recorded group in the world.

Spitalfields is also famous for its multi-ethnic community; from the first immigrants, the Huguenots, to the Jewish communities and finally today's Bengali community.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 100 pages, col pls
  • Publisher: Museum of London Archaeology
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Archaeology by period / region
  • ISBN: 9781901992496


Free Home Delivery

on all orders

Pick up orders

from local bookshops

Also by Christopher Thomas   |  View all