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I keep returning to the topic of London Bridge. Most recently, in March, after I watched a documentary. In that post, I explained how I came naturally to my obsession of bridges by growing up in a small town with an important bridge over the Mississippi.
So, today, I’m combining the two to share The History Guy’s take on one of several times in history that the London Bridge came falling down.
The History Guy gives a lot of context about the 2000-year history of the bridge, the invasions and raids of the Vikings over several centuries, and the state of Europe around 1000CE. Old paintings and drawings illustrate the story. My medieval history knowledge is so sketchy that I really appreciated the story centered on what happened in 1014.
What British obsessions are you engaging in this week?