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UPDATE! The project has progressed thanks to funding and it has now a dedicated website showcasing two more maps: York and Oxford! London, York and Oxford maps have been created with new information and there are podcasts to dramatise interesting cases.

Visit and enjoy more interactive maps, background information and podcasts. The original London map won't be updated. You can also follow the dedicated Twitter/X account of the new website at @MediMurderMaps.


Each pin represents the approximate location of one of 142 homicides cases in late medieval London. Click on a pin to open a window that displays the story behind the event, based on the original record produced by the Coroner. For more information on how to use the map, visit this page. If you are referencing our map, please read the note at the bottom of the page. You can listen to the launch lecture here

Google Chrome is the best browser for enjoying full functionality of this map as it was built using Google Maps JavaScript API framework. Other browsers will offer a different user experience depending on their compatibility with this framework.


How to use the maps

How were the cases mapped?

What were the sources? 

  • The Coroners' Rolls and their significance in the XIV century

London in the XIV century

  • Spatial organisation
  • Markets
  • Occupations and guilds
  • Inns of Court

How violent was medieval London? 

  • When did the murders happen?
  • Where did the murders happen?
  • Modus Operandi: how were murders committed?
  • Who were the perpetrators?


Terms of use



Referencing the map

When using information provided from this page, please use the following reference:

Eisner, Manuel (2018) Interactive London Medieval Murder Map. University of Cambridge: Institute of Criminology, retrieved from (


The Violence Research Centre is part of the Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA Cambridge, United Kingdom, ; tel: 01223 335360. Our email is We welcome all enquiries including feedback on how to improve the LMM Map. Copyright © and Database Right 2018-2022Violence Research Centre, University of Cambridge.