Medieval Liverpool

In the 1200s people started to move from the settlement at West Derby out towards the river. In 1207 King John officially declared Medieval Liverpool a ‘town’ and built a castle there.

Today’s Castle Street and Dale Street  have the same names they did 1000 years ago.  Half of those living in Liverpool were wiped out by the Black Death Plague, but those who survied were better off than ever.

Read more about Liverpool’s History during Medieval Times…

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