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Open Directory - Arts: Architecture: Building Types: Hospitals and Asylums: Medieval
Society: History: By Time Period: Middle Ages
Eastbridge Hospital, Canterbury
- The official site gives an illustrated introduction to the medieval Hospital of St. Thomas the Martyr, and Greyfriars Chapel, the only surviving part of a Franciscan friary. Includes visitor information.
The Gallery of the Hospital of the Innocents
- An illustrated description from Your Way to Florence of the gallery set in the early 15th-century orphanage designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Hospices Civils de Beaune
- The official site describes the history and organisation of this French hospital founded in 1443 by the Chancellor Nicolas Rolin. The older buildings are open to the public.
The Hospital of St John the Baptist Bridgwater
- An illustrated history by Peter Cattermole of this medieval hospital closed in 1536.
- Gloria Chiarini describes the Ospedale degli Innocenti in Florence, founded in 1419 for orphans and abandoned children, and designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. Part of The Florence Art Guide.
Maison Dieu, Faversham
- A monastic hospital founded by Henry III about A.D. 1230 and now a museum. The official town guide provides a history, images and visitor information.
Medieval Hospitals of Kent
- Ian Coulson introduces the topic, gives a list of early hospitals and almshouses in the county, with foundation dates, and a plan and reconstruction drawing of St John's Hospital, Canterbury, the oldest hospital in England.
MuslimHeritage.com: The Modern Hospital in Medieval Islam
- A brief, illustrated article on the Islamic medieval hospital, taken from a longer scholarly article by Prof. Aydin Sayili which is also available in PDF format.
- Brief mention of the excavation of a 14th-century Augustinian hospital in Scotland, with a photograph of a related standing building.
St John's Hospital, Bruges
- A history and photographs of this large medieval hospital, now a museum, from Belgium Travel Network.
Wikipedia: English Medieval Hospitals and Almshouses
- The collaborative encyclopedia offers several articles on individual hospitals or almshouses founded in England in medieval times.
Wikipedia: Ospedale degli Innocenti
- An illustrated article from the collaborative encyclopedia on the 'Hospital of the Innocents', a children's orphanage in Florence designed by Filippo Brunelleschi in 1419.
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