CMH Research projects
This project investigates the character and development of London’s eastern suburb by examining the life of the inhabitants of the extra-mural parishes of St Botolph Aldgate and Holy Trinity Minories from c.1550-c.1700.
ROLLCO is a collaboration between four of London’s Livery Companies and the Centre of Metropolitan History/Institute of Historical Research which provides free access to the historic membership records of the Worshipful Companies of Clothworkers, Drapers, Goldsmiths and Mercers.
The lands bordering the tidal river Thames and the Thames Estuary have historically been highly vulnerable to marine flooding.
Locating London's past: a geo-referencing tool for mapping historical and archaeological evidence, 1660-1800
Locating London´s Past has created an intuitive GIS interface that enables researchers to map and visualize textual and artefactual data relating to seventeenth and eighteenth-century London against a fully rasterised version of John Rocque´s 1746 map of London and the first accurate modern OS ma
London and Middlesex Hearth Tax (1666): an analysis of the status and wealth of neighbourhoods and households on the eve of the Great Fire
The Hearth Tax was a national tax first granted by Parliament in 1662 to support the government of the restored Stuart Monarchy.
Beginning in October 2010, the ‘People, Property and Charity: the Clothworkers’ Company 1500-1750’ project, will provide the first detailed history of the benefactors, property acquisitions and other bequests of the Clothworkers’ Company in the City of London during the late medieval and early mo
The project was a collaboration between Birkbeck, University of London; the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research, University of London; and the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, University of Cambridge.
This project, since 1979 administered by the Institute of Historical Research and accommodated by the Museum of London between 1979 and 1988, is now one of the activities of the Centre. It is concerned with the development of the City of London up to the Great Fire of 1666.
The twelve-month project aimed to shed light on the transformation of women's status and economic importance across the later Middle Ages.
This is one of a series of studies of the specialised business districts which emerged within the City of London during the nineteenth century.