Computer-generated image of 17th Century London
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Leicester students map out 17th Century London

A team at Leicester's De Montfort University have created a computer-generated journey through 17th Century London in the time before the Great Fire.

The students won a competition to turn maps from the British Library into video game style scenery.

Due to a lack of pictures from the period, the team had to rely on Samuel Pepys' diaries to interpret how the streets would have appeared.

The team, known as Pudding Lane Productions, entered the year-long Off the Map competition in February.

  • 08 Nov 2013
  • From the section England