'This, in combination with my results, possibly suggests that those of lower status resolved conflict through informal fights that may or may not have been fuelled by drunkenness.' Dr Krakowka studied bone records from six sites across the city.
This included monastic sites like Blackfriars priory and the abbey of St Mary Graces in Tower Hill, also known as Eastminster.
By 1500, about forty five per cent of England’s wool and seventy per cent of cloth exports were passing through the Port of London.
However, it was also a place were violent crime was rife.
The river was the most convenient and pleasurable way to travel for all Londoners.
A pit of bodies found beneath London's Liverpool Street station in 2016 is believed to be the final resting place of at least 30 victims of the Great Plague of 1665.
Archaeologists made the gruesome find during the excavation of the Bedlam burial ground at the Crossrail site in the east of the city.
The mass burial is strikingly different to other individual graves at the cemetery and could shed light on the catastrophic epidemic which wiped out a fifth of London's population in the 17th century.
The Great Plague began in 1665 and is thought to have been caused by the Yersinia pestis bacterium, which is typically transmitted though the bite of an infected rate flea.
This painting, Old London Bridge by Claude de Jongh, shows London Bridge as it appeared in 1627.