|The Winchester Palace|
|Stephen Gardiner, The Bishop of Winchester|
Red light districts in other areas of England are quite easily located in this way on medieval maps. My favourite example, if you will pardon my French, is ‘Gropecunt Lane’ now adapted to the more genteel, Grapenut Lane. What went on there is really rather self-explanatory and I am far too ladylike to discuss some of the street names to be found in medieval Paris.
|London and Southwark (foreground)|
The Beaufort Bride
The Beaufort Woman
A Song of Sixpence
The Kiss of the Concubine
The Song of Heledd
The Forest Dwellers
Illustrations from wikimedia-commons.