About this story
Writer Sarah Fleming imagines a 15th-Century monk given the task of tending Westminster Abbey’s land in Covent Garden.
Learn more about this story’s themes with these links:
At MapofLondon, you can find Ralph Aggas (or Agas)’s 1562 map of London, and can highlight Covent Garden. British History has an article on early Covent Garden. The Gardens Trust has an article on medieval monastic gardens as does HealthyHildegard.