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Discover Medieval Chester (general tour) A thriving port, trading hub, frontier stronghold and religious centre, Chester was a powerful and wealthy city in the Middle ...
Discover the Welsh Stories of Medieval Chester A frontier city on the border between England and Wales, medieval Chester was a place of cultural diversity and exchange ...
Discover the Characters of Medieval Chester Surviving medieval documents and archaeological finds give us clues about the real people who lived and worked in Chester in ...
Discover the Churches of Medieval Chester Chester was an important religious centre and pilgrimage destination in the Middle Ages. Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims ...
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Guided Tour July 2013, created July 22, 2013, 11:37 a.m. This is the guided tour, held as part of the ...... By Catherine Clarke
Dark Age Chester - the hidden urban landscape of the Anglo-Saxons, created May 8, 2013, 11:45 a.m. This tour links up sites that reflect particularly the outlines ...... By Keith Lilley
Lost Churches of Medieval Chester, created May 5, 2013, 8:10 p.m. There are several wonderful medieval church buildings surviving in the ...... By Tom Hughes
Taking the air..., created April 18, 2013, 7:06 p.m. This is just a short jaunt around the south of ...... By A fan of medieval Chester
Meet the characters
- Robert Smithfield Robert Smithfield, a merchant, was repeatedly in trouble with Chester's authorities for failing to pay the required tolls on entry to the city.
Margery Byrkenhed was a nun at St Mary’s in the 15th century.
- Alexander Stanney The inventory of the mercer Alexander Stanney shows the wide range of prestigious and exotic goods available to buy in medieval Chester.
- John of Ewloe The Welshman John of Ewloe rose to become an important figure in Chester, though his connections with Wales still drew suspicion.