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Article updated on 28 September 2023

In 2018 the London Medieval Murder Map was launched at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, to unexpected international acclaim. Professor Matthew Gabriele compared it to Games of Thrones in a review on Forbes website and web visitors shot up to 63,443 in 2018 and 68,268 in 2019, an unprecedented success for unfunded research.

In 2022 an AHIF grant allowed Prof Manuel Eisner, now director of the Institute of Criminology, to continue the project and add new maps of Oxford and of York.

The York map was researched by Dr Stephanie Brown, a historical criminologist at the Institute of Criminology. Dr Brown gathered and translated the cases from original 14th-century manuscripts.

The murder maps of London, York and Oxford are hosted on a new, improved website, which is launched on 28 September 2023. The original London map on this website will not be updated. The team recommends you to follow the maps' journey on the new website and its dedicated Twitter account.


The new, Murder Maps website is 

Enjoy more interactive maps, background information and podcasts. You can also follow the dedicated Twitter/X account of the new website at @MediMurderMaps.



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