A database of several hundred historical descriptions and references to London's sounds. They're drawn mainly from primary sources such as autobiographies, diaries and statutes, as well as novels written around the times they depict.
Period referred to: Early 11th century
Sound category: Ambient > Plague, war and disaster
Title of work: The Saga of Olaf Haraldson
Type of publication: Saga/Epic poem
Author: Snorri Sturluson
Year of publication: 1225
Page/volume number: n/a
King Olaf destroys London Bridge c. 1014
London Bridge is broken down.
Gold is won, and bright renown.
Hild is shouting in the din!
Mail-coats ringing –
Odin makes our Olaf win!
[Here Sturluson quotes the 11th century skald Ottar Svarte.]