CMH Research projects
Life in the suburbs: health, domesticity and status in early modern London
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.
Records of London's Livery Companies Online: Apprentices and Freemen 1400-1900 (ROLLCO)
ROLLCO is a collaboration between a number of London’s Livery Companies and the Centre of Metropolitan History/Institute of Historical Research.
London and the tidal Thames 1250-1550: marine flooding, embankment and economic change
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
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.
People, property and charity: the Clothworkers' Company 1500-1750
Begun in October 2010, the ‘People, Property and Charity: the Clothworkers’ Company 1500-1750’ project, provides the first detailed history of the benefactors, property acquisitions and other bequests of the Clothworkers’ Company in the City of London during the late medie
People in Place: families, households and housing in early modern London, 1550-1720
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.
London women and the economy before and after the Black Death
The twelve-month project aimed to shed light on the transformation of women's status and economic importance across the later Middle Ages.
The textile marketing district of the city of London, c.1780-1914
This is one of a series of studies of the specialised business districts which emerged within the City of London during the nineteenth century.