Just how dirty was medieval Paris? And what did people do with their waste? This week, Danièle speaks with Emily Hutchison about sanitation in the Middle Ages.
Emily Hutchison is an Associate Professor of History at Mount Royal University. You can learn more about her research on her university webpage or follow Emily on Twitter @emilyjhutchison
Her story map is called Anti-pollution Measures & the Common Good in Medieval Paris – click here to visit the site.
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Top Image: An illustration by Jean Fouquet from about 1450 that depicts the cathedral of Notre-Dame with the rest of Paris in the background – Wikimedia Commons