The focus of this Web site is on places in England that had urban status or character
at some point during the Middle Ages (conventionally about 600 to 1485), and on
the people who lived or worked in them or contributed to their development.
Places that became urban at later date than the Middle Ages are not addressed
(sorry about that!), nor is this site comprehensive in its coverage of medieval towns,
for its central theme is urban history rather than local history.
Documented use of the site search engine has shown a number of search queries
(separated below by semi-colons) that cannot have produced good results for searchers.
Examples of some of these may help future researchers avoid wasting their time,
or explain why their searches produce no useful results.