Although my family are from London, I myself have spent most of my life in the West. Therefore, I, like my adopted people of the West, look upon London with doubtful and suspicious eyes. I have to admit though, this description of it in 1192 does make it sound almost fun. More braggarts than in the whole of France, indeed!
(via Dr Caitlin Green on Twitter, but so excellent I wanted to put it here so I can find it again)