Video: A Medieval City

Here’s a look at a real medieval city, and some guesses about how and when it grew to greatness. Today, the medieval remains of Troyes, in eastern France, are among the great cultural time-capsules of Europe. We know a lot about medieval town life largely from seeing the buildings there, and reading the records of the fairs held there in the 1200s and 1300s before the Black Death.

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